Kook Joo Na

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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)
BACKGROUND The association between the anatomy of a single coronary artery (SCA) and the surgical risk of aortic valve replacement (AVR) remains unclear due to a lack of studies on this topic. CASE PRESENTATION A 73-year-old woman underwent AVR for aortic stenosis. Preoperative coronary angiography results showed a SCA arising from the left coronary(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels play an important role in myocardial protection. We examined the effects of thromboxane A2 on the regulation of KATP channel activity in single ventricular myocytes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Single ventricular myocytes were isolated from the hearts of adult Institute of(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with a composite Y-graft made of the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) and another arterial graft has a risk for hypoperfusion. Changes over time in the diameter of the LITA anastomosed to the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) are not known. METHODS Data were collected for 71 patients who(More)
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a relatively rare and moderately aggressive type of vascular tumor. We describe a case of EHE that presented in a 24-year-old woman as a palpable nodule in the left cervical area. Radiological examinations and fine-needle aspiration cytology led to a preliminary diagnosis of metastatic lymphadenopathy with an(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical enucleation is the treatment of choice for esophageal submucosal tumors (SMTs) with symptomatic, larger, or ill-defined lesions. The enucleation of SMTs has traditionally been performed via thoracotomy. However, minimally invasive approaches have recently been introduced and successfully applied. In this study, we present our experiences(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)
Cardiac rupture is rare but potentially life-threatening complication after chest trauma. We present the case of a 57-year-old male who developed cardiac arrest because of extensive pericardial tamponade after a falling injury. We decided to perform an exploratory sternotomy in the operating room (OR). The patient was transported to the OR on extracorporeal(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate prognostic factors for survival in pathologic stage IIIA/N2 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), to identify the prognostic significance of the metastatic patterns of mediastinal lymph nodes (MLNs) relating to survival and to recurrence and metastasis. METHODS A total of 129 patients who underwent radical(More)
Mixed squamous cell and glandular papilloma of the lung is an extremely rare benign epithelial tumor showing a mixture of squamous and glandular epithelium. Here, we report a case of mixed squamous cell and glandular papilloma that presented as a solitary nodule in the left lower lobe of a 64-year-old woman. Chest computed tomography demonstrated a(More)