Kook Joo Na

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BACKGROUND Minimally invasive esophageal cancer surgery (MIES) has been performed at some experienced health centers. MIES has shown to be feasible and safe in esophageal cancer surgery. However, there are a few reports concerning the learning curve of MIES. METHODS From 2004 to 2007, MIES was performed in 28 patients by a single surgeon. This amount(More)
  • Kook Joo Na
  • 2007
Minimally invasive surgery is now rapidly developing and becoming a standard surgical option in some fields. In the past, many thoracic surgeons were reluctant to adopt minimally invasive techniques in esophageal cancer surgery due to concern over the oncologic perspectives and technical difficulties. However, over the last few years, thoracic surgeons have(More)
We report a case of tension pneumothorax after an endoscopic sphincterotomy. A 78-yr-old woman presented with progressing dyspnea. She had undergone an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram three days before due to acute cholecystitis. She underwent endoscopic sphincterotomy for stone extraction, but the procedure failed. On arrival to our hospital,(More)
UNLABELLED Congenital chylothorax is a rare condition, but it is the most common cause of pleural effusion in neonates and infants. Here, we report on the first trials of the intrapleural instillation of an extract of Viscum album (European mistletoe) (Abnobaviscum Q®) in two infants with congenital chylothorax that was refractory to standard conservative(More)
We introduce a case of pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma presented as a solitary pulmonary nodule located subpleurally. The patient was a 57-year-old man who had abnormal chest roentgenograms showing a solitary pulmonary nodule in the right lower lung field. The nodule was resected for definitive diagnosis and histopathologically proved to be pulmonary(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this retrospective, multicenter study was to develop a recurrence risk-scoring model in patients with curatively resected stage I lung adenocarcinoma (ADC). METHODS Clinicopathologic and outcome data for a development cohort of 1,700 patients with pathologic stage I ADC from four institutions resected between January 2000 and December(More)
Atherosclerotic disease of the coronary artery may simultaneously involve the subclavian artery, and a significant stenosis of the left subclavian artery may result in recurrent myocardial ischemia in patients with patent left internal mammary artery (LIMA) grafts because of 'coronary steal' through the LIMA. Isometric exercise of the left arm may improve(More)
OBJECTIVE Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is a heterogeneous disease with variable outcomes that are challenging to predict. A better understanding of the biology of ESCC recurrence is needed to improve patient care. Our goal was to identify small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs) that could predict the likelihood of recurrence after surgical resection(More)
Fig. 1. A chest computed tomography showed a 5.5 4.5 cm sized, homogeneous, non-enhancing cystic mass with a well-defined border, situated beside the left pericardium superior to the diaphragm (A, B). Thoracoscopic view of the cyst, located at the left cardiophrenic angle which was adherent to the diaphragm and pericardium anterior to the phrenic nerve. The(More)
Ameloblastomas are rare odontogenic epithelial tumors that occur mainly in the mandible. Despite their benign histologic appearance, they are locally aggressive with a high recurrence rate. However, a metastasizing ameloblastoma has been rarely reported. According to the current World Health Organization classification system, the definitive diagnosis of(More)