Chang-Kwon Park

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Esophageal necrosis with perforation secondary to traumatic aortic transection is extremely rare but usually fatal. A 47-year-old man complained of sudden swallowing difficulty 6 days after blunt trauma. Computed tomography showed a ruptured aorta and the midesophagus shifted to the right side with luminal obliteration because of the ruptured aorta. After(More)
BACKGROUND Since the mortality of lung cancer patients remains very high, the development of a sensitive detection method remains an urgent task. The authors have designed common melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) primers that enable the detection of MAGE A1 to A6 subtypes simultaneously. These primers were applied to the detection of lung cancer using sputum(More)
An azygos vein aneurysm is a very rare cause of a posterior mediastinal mass. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, no treatment is usually required. However, the aneurysm can thrombose, and this may lead pulmonary thromboembolism, or the aneurysm may rupture. In these instances, the excision of the mass is recommended. Video-assisted thoracic surgery(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculous abscess of the chest wall is a very rare disease. Few articles have reported on it and those that have enrolled few patients. To determine the characteristics of this disease and to suggest an optimal treatment strategy, we reviewed patients treated by surgical management. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October 1981 and December(More)
BACKGROUND Video-assisted thoracic sympathicotomy plays an important for the treatment of essential hyperhidrosis. Patients are usually satisfied with the surgical outcome at the early post-operative period, but suffer recurrence and compensatory sweating in the late post-operative period. There are many sympathicotomy methods to minimize recurrence and(More)
Leiomyosarcoma of the mediastinum and primary leiomyosarcoma of the spine are exceedingly rare. In most cases, spinal leiomyosarcoma is metastatic. In this report, we describe the case of a 58-year-old man who presented with a large leiomyosarcoma of the posterior mediastinum that extended into the adjacent spinal canal. The tumor was completely resected(More)
Bronchogenic cysts are developmental foregut anomalies usually located within the mediastinum or lung parenchyma. An isolated bronchogenic cyst of the diaphragm is very rare. Our case was a 56-year-old female patient who presented with pleuritic chest pain in her right chest. Chest and abdominal computed tomography revealed a large lobulated cystic mass(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics and management of intrathoracic bronchogenic cysts. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four (n=24) patients with intrathoracic bronchogenic cysts were treated surgically between August 1990 and December 2009 at our institution. Patients were divided into two groups by bronchogenic(More)
Broncho-pleural fistula (BPF) and esophago-pleural fistula (EPF) after pulmonary resection are challenging to manage. BPF is controlled by irrigation and sterilization, but such therapy is not sufficient to promote closure of EPF, which usually requires surgical management. However, it is generally difficult to select an appropriate surgical method for(More)