Eung Re Kim

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BACKGROUND Mitral regurgitation is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular morbidity in pediatric patients with Marfan syndrome. The purpose of this study was to contribute to determining the appropriate surgical strategy for these patients. METHODS From January 1992 to May 2013, six patients with Marfan syndrome underwent surgery for mitral(More)
BACKGROUND We report our initial experiences of robot-assisted cardiac surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System. METHODS Between February 2010 and March 2014, 50 consecutive patients underwent minimally invasive robot-assisted cardiac surgery. RESULTS Robot-assisted cardiac surgery was employed in two cases of minimally invasive direct coronary artery(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to investigate the pattern of lymphatic metastasis and suggest a lymph node dissection (LND) strategy for thymic malignancies. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 131 thymic malignancy patients who had undergone LND. The recently introduced nodal map of the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group/International(More)
Severe tricuspid regurgitation resulting from a flail leaflet is a rare cause of neonatal cyanosis. We report a neonate with profound cyanosis and severe tricuspid regurgitation caused by a rupture of the papillary muscle supporting the anterior leaflet, without other structural heart defects. Ductal patency could not be established. The repair of the(More)
Cellular schwannoma is an uncommon variant of schwannomas that can occur in a peripheral nerve. Although cellular schwannomas typically do not differ in prognosis from regular schwannomas, they are known to cause local recurrence when not completely resected. Here, we report the case of a patient with cellular schwannoma of the posterior mediastinum, which(More)
Pulmonary benign metastatic leiomyoma is a rare entity with a debated pathogenesis. We report a case in which benign metastatic leiomyoma involving the lung had spontaneously regressed after debulking surgery. Although no adjuvant treatment was done, the remaining masses regressed significantly in the 1-year follow-up image.
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection in children is a technically demanding procedure that requires a relatively long learning period. This study aimed to evaluate the serial improvement of quality metrics according to case volume experience in pediatric VATS pulmonary resection of congenital lung malformation (CLM). Methods VATS(More)
We present a patient who developed recurrent angina after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) demonstrated deterioration in the myocardial perfusion, and coronary angiography revealed an overgrown side branch of the grafted left internal thoracic artery (ITA); otherwise, there were no(More)
PURPOSE We investigated current trends in lung cancer surgery and identified demographic and social factors related to changes in these trends. MATERIALS AND METHODS We estimated the incidence of lung cancer surgery using a procedure code-based approach provided by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service ( The(More)
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