Sang Cjeol Lee

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the benignancy of primary spontaneous pneumomediastinum (PSP), and to establish an appropriate management strategy. METHODS Patients diagnosed with PSP between January 2003 and December 2013 were analysed retrospectively. From January 2013 onwards, a simplified protocol, with consensus for the management of PSP,(More)
Patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) commonly experience myofascial and joint pain, pain-related disability, and other pain conditions including depression. The present study was carried out to explore the function of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in relation to variables of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular(More)
Extensive tumoral calcinosis affecting a large joint is uncommon in patients with systemic sclerosis. We report the case of a 52-year-old female patient referred for a growing calcified mass in the shoulder. She was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease and progressive systemic sclerosis. Although the pain and disability associated with the affected(More)
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a very uncommon entity that is defined as the presence of free air in the mediastinum without an obvious etiology. The presence of air in the spinal canal, known as concurrent pneumorrhachis, is an extremely rare epiphenomenon of spontaneous pneumomediastinum. We report a rare case of spontaneous pneumomediastinum with(More)
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is an uncommonly encountered entity. In addition, due to its rarity, little is known about recurrent SPM. We report on two exceptional cases of recurrent pneumomediastinum. One was a 16-year-old male whose first episode was accompanied by blunt chest trauma followed by a spontaneous second episode with a free interval of(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the treatment outcomes and influence of old pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in elderly patients (over 70 years) with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP). METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on patients with SSP between January 2002 and December 2014. Treatment outcomes including chest tube duration(More)
The rupture of an internal mammary artery (IMA) aneurysm in a patient with type 1 neurofibromatosis (NF-1) is a rare but life-threatening complication requiring emergency management. A 50-year-old man with NF-1 was transferred to the emergency department of Kyungpook National University Hospital, where an IMA aneurysmal rupture and hemothorax were diagnosed(More)
Scapulothoracic bursitis, an uncommon lesion, has been reported to be a painful disorder of scapulothoracic articulation. The articulation may become inflamed secondary to trauma when overused because of sports or work that requires repetitive or constant movement of the scapula against the posterior chest wall. The bursitis usually appears as a growing(More)
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