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Esophageal Cancer in Korea: Epidemiology and Treatment Patterns

According to statistics from 2017, esophageal cancer is the fifteenth most common cancer and the eleventh most common cause of cancer-related death in Korea. The most common pathology is esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Moreover, the incidence of ...

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cardiac Surgery Practice and Outcomes

Background: While the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected all aspects of health care, its impact on cardiac surgical practice and outcomes is yet to be determined. We compared the outcomes of our cardiac surgical practice from t...

Surgical Outcomes of Cor Triatriatum Sinister: A Single-Center Experience

Background: We investigated surgical outcomes after the surgical repair of cor triatriatum sinister (CTS). Methods: Thirty-two consecutive patients who underwent surgical repair of CTS from 1993 through 2020 were included in this study. The morpholog...

Surgical Treatment Outcomes of Acquired Benign Tracheoesophageal Fistula: A Literature Review

Background: Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEFs) is a rare condition that requires complex surgical treatment. We analyzed the surgical outcomes of TEF reported in the literature and at Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital using standardized techni...

Fentanyl versus Remifentanil for Cough Suppression and Recovery after Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Background: Various methods have been used to reduce postoperative pain after thoracic surgery. However, these methods may affect the patient’s respiratory response and delay recovery from anesthesia. We aimed to evaluate the effects of fentany...

Effect of the Proximal Anastomosis Configuration of the Radial Artery in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Background: Several factors, such as the degree of target vessel stenosis, are known to be associated with radial artery (RA) graft patency in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). There is a lack of data regarding the effect of the RA proximal con...

Robot-Assisted Thoracic Surgery in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Lobectomy is the standard treatment for early non-small cell lung cancer. Various surgical techniques for lobectomy have been developed, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, such as video-assisted thoracic surgery or robot-assisted thoracic surge...

Multiple Cavernous Hemangiomas of the Posterior Mediastinum, Lung, and Liver: A Case Report

A 71-year-old male patient visited Yeungnam University Hospital with abnormal chest computed tomography (CT) findings. Chest CT revealed multiple lung nodules and a posterior mediastinal tumor, the diagnosis of which was confirmed surgically. Magneti...

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