Seung Ku Kang

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Pyothorax-associated lymphoma is a relatively rare type of lymphoma that occurs in patients who have long histories of tuberculous pleuritis or induced pneumothorax. It is a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of mainly the B-cell phenotype and is strongly associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. A majority of these cases have been reported in Japan,(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)
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)
Data on the frequency of nosocomial infections during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in adult populations remain scarce. We investigated the risk factors for nosocomial infections in adult patients undergoing venoarterial ECMO (VA-ECMO) support. From January 2011 to December 2015, a total of 259 patients underwent ECMO. Of these, patients aged(More)
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