Kook Joo Na

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  • Kook Joo Na
  • The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan…
  • 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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The prognostic factors after pulmonary resection in patients with colorectal pulmonary metastases remain controversial. OBJECTIVE The study aimed to identify the predicting factors for oncological outcomes after curative resection in patients with colorectal cancer and pulmonary metastases. DESIGN This study is a retrospective review of(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)
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 management(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)
BACKGROUND Primary cardiac tumors are rare and myxoma constitutes the majority. The present study summarizes our 30-year clinical outcomes of surgical myxoma resection. METHODS Between January 1986 and December 2015, 93 patients (30 men, 63 women; mean age, 54.7 ± 16.6 years) underwent surgical myxoma resection. The most common origin site was the left(More)
BACKGROUND Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTPs) are relatively rare tumors that originate from mesenchymal cells of submesothelial tissue of the pleura. Most patients with SFTPs are asymptomatic; however, pleuritic chest pain, cough, and dyspnea can develop. If hypoglycemia is associated with a solitary fibrous tumor, it is referred to as the(More)