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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...

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...

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...

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...

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lobectomy

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been established as the surgical approach of choice for lobectomy in patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with clinical stage I NSCLC with no lymph node metastasis are ...

Robot-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Thymectomy

Robotic thymectomy has been adopted recently and has been shown to be safe and feasible in treating thymic tumors and myasthenia gravis. The surgical indications of robotic technology are expanding, with advantages including an excellent surgical vie...

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