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  1. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of selective aneurysmal sac neck-targeted embolization in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in patients with a hostile neck anatomy (HNA).

    Authors: Lifeng Zhang, Yongjiang Tang, Jiantao Wang, Xianjun Liu, Yang Liu, Wei Zeng and Chunshui He
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:57
  2. Aortic involvement in patients with Behcet’s disease (BD) is rare, but it is one of the most severe manifestations. Open surgical repair of aortic aneurysm is challenging considering the high risk of postopera...

    Authors: Wenzhuo Lian, Xitao Song, Liqiang Cui, Yuehong Zheng, Changwei Liu and Leng Ni
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:56
  3. Subglottic Stenosis (SGS), with increasing numbers of studies, is the most specific and common clinical type of Laryngotracheal Stenosis (LTS). There is rapid publication turnover with newer management introdu...

    Authors: Yaping Zhang, Zhanqiu Dai, Qixin Xia, Yufeng Wu, TingxiaoZhao, Qi Chen, Chen Xia, Jun Zhang and Jiongnan Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:55
  4. Anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery (AAOCA) is a rare congenital heart disease. Therefore, optimal indications for surgery in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) complicated by AAOCA rem...

    Authors: Keisuke Yoshida, Yujiro Miura, Yukiko Fukunaga and Atsuyuki Mitsuishi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:54
  5. Early-stage esophageal cancer is treated using endoscopic submucosal dissection and esophagectomy. Field cancerization in patients with early-stage esophageal cancer affects treatment outcomes and causes synch...

    Authors: Ruei-Ti Ke, Yu-Hsin Hsiao, Wei-Chen Tai, Shau-Hsuan Li, Chih-Chien Yao, Kai-Hao Chuang, Hsing-Hua Lai, Yu Chen, Li-Chun Chen, Hung-I Lu, Yen-Hao Chen and Chien-Ming Lo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:52
  6. Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) constitutes a serious complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the dose-response relationship between glycated...

    Authors: Wenyu Zhao, Jingui Xie, Zhichao Zheng, Han Zhou, Oon Cheong Ooi and Haidong Luo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:51
  7. Chylopericardium is a rare condition characterized by the accumulation of chyle in the pericardial space. It is most commonly caused by thoracic duct injury. Chylopericardium following esophagectomy is extreme...

    Authors: Xinglin Yang, Jinghong Zhang, Pengxia Sun, Jihai Liu, Jiangshan Wang and Huadong Zhu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:50
  8. Right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) is a relatively uncommon condition which is difficult to distinguish from thrombus, particularly when the site of infection or the patient’s symptoms are atypical. The...

    Authors: Wenjing Ge, Bijun Wu, Zhen Wang and Haichun Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:49
  9. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) of the heart are rarely observed in the eldly. We report a case involving an elderly woman with an IMT situated on the right atrial wall. The tumor was fully excised....

    Authors: Fu-Rong Luo, Yi-Fen Lin, Jing-Lian Lin, Xiao-Shan Liang, Hui-Jun Xiao and Rui-Gang Huang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:47
  10. To investigate the independent risk factors for postoperative prolonged ICU stay in patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection (TAAD) and assess the clinical outcomes of prolonged ICU stay.

    Authors: Haiyuan Liu, Shuaipeng Zhang, Chengxin Zhang, Qinyun Gao, Yuyong Liu, Fangfang Liao and Shenglin Ge
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:46
  11. Different risk factors affect the intensive care unit (ICU) stay after cardiac surgery. This study aimed to evaluate these risk factors.

    Authors: Khalid S. Ibrahim, Khalid A. Kheirallah, Abdel Rahman A. Al Manasra and Mahmoud A. Megdadi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:45
  12. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become an indispensable part of cardiothoracic surgery at present and is considered to be a safe procedure, rarely associated with complications. However, TEE may cau...

    Authors: N. A. Hasami, W. W. L. Li, T. Smith, A. F. T. M. Verhagen, K. Ko and R. H. Heijmen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:44
  13. Tumor-like lesions of the trachea are rare and challenging in diagnosis and management. Inflammatory myofibroblastoma, also known as Inflammatory pseudo tumors (IPTs), as well as Rosai Dorfman Disease (RDD) ar...

    Authors: Ahmed Musaad Abd-Elfattah, Alaa Gaafar, Hisham Atef Ebada, Mahmoud Seif-Elnasr, Ahmed Domain, Fedaey Ramadan Habaza, Khaled Zalata and Ali Tawfik
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:43
  14. Temporary mechanical circulatory support is a treatment of choice for patients in severe cardiogenic shock. Combining veno-arterial extracorporeal life support (ECLS) with devices that enable left ventricular ...

    Authors: Alexander Fardman, Nikolay Dranishnikov, Gaik Nersesian, Volkmar Falk and Evgenij Potapov
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:42
  15. The extent of aortic valve inflammation in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) is unsettled. The significance of aortic valve histopathology in patients undergoing AVR is undetermined.

    Authors: Mona Laaksonen, Ivana Kholova, Timo Paavonen and Ari Mennander
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:41
  16. Coagulation factor XI deficiency is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease with a low incidence. It usually occurs after surgery or trauma; Esophageal cancer is a common malignant tumor of the digestive tra...

    Authors: Yang Tian, Zhaowei Zheng, Nannan Song and Jun Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:40
  17. Identification of micropapillary and solid subtypes components in small-sized (≤ 2 cm) lung adenocarcinoma plays a crucial role in determining optimal surgical procedures. This study aims to propose a straight...

    Authors: BoHua Wei, Yi Zhang, Kejian Shi, Xin Jin, Kun Qian, Peilong Zhang and Teng Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:39
  18. Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) and interventricular septal rupture (VSR) are potentially catastrophic mechanical complications after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). When they occur together, “do...

    Authors: Rajeevlochan Ravi, Shubhra Sinha, Craig Dunlop and Jonathan Unsworth-White
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:38
  19. Thymoma and myasthenia gravis (MG) interact with each other. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of thymoma on neurological outcome of MG patients after thymectomy using the propensity score matching (PSM...

    Authors: Wenxin Tian, Hanbo Yu, Yaoguang Sun, Jing He, Qingjun Wu, Chao Ma, Peng Jiao, Chuan Huang, Donghang Li and Hongfeng Tong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:37
  20. In the current study, we aimed to report the short- and mid-term outcomes of patients undergoing valve-sparing aortic root reimplantation (VSARR) and our center’s experience with the procedure.

    Authors: Abbas Salehi Omran, Ali Aeen, Sepehr Nayebirad, Ahmad Vakili-Basir, Mohammad Sadeq Najafi, Reza Mohseni-Badalabadi, Shapour Shirani, Arezou Zoroufian, Arash Jalali, Fatemeh Alsadat Mostafanejad and Mohammad Sahebjam
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:36
  21. With the implementation of lung cancer screening programs, an increasing number of pulmonary nodules have been detected.Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) could provide adequate tissue specimens for p...

    Authors: Yongming Wang, Lijun Jing, Changsheng Liang, Junzhong Liu, Shubo Wang and Gongchao Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:35
  22. Surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment for cardiac sarcoma, a rare but lethal disease. Achieving complete removal of a large-sized left ventricular sarcoma remains a challenge even with various s...

    Authors: Jae-Sung Choi, Jeongwon Kim, Se Jin Oh, You Jung Ok, Yong Won Seong and Hyeon Jong Moon
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:34
  23. This study aimed to compare the analgesic efficacy of transthoracic intercostal nerve block (TINB) and percutaneous intercostal nerve block (PINB) for video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) using a retrospecti...

    Authors: Hongliang Hui, Haoran Miao, Fan Qiu, Huaming Li, Yangui Lin, Bo Jiang and Yiqian Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:33
  24. Chronic empyema with chest wall sinus is a difficult and complex disease caused by multiple causative factors. It is difficult to control local infection due to its possible combination of bronchopleural fistu...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Fei Chen, Zhongliang He, Xueming He and Chun Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:32
  25. Cardiac blood cyst is a very rare benign tumor of the heart in adults. Though it is very common in the first half year of life, it regresses with time and its occurrence is very rare in children older than six...

    Authors: Matiullah Masroor, Ting Xie, Dayan Yang, Shengxiong Lin, Nianguo Dong, Fujin Liu and Long Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:30
  26. We report a one-stage surgery to the case of secondary aortoenteric fistula (sAEF) after prosthetic reconstruction of abdominal aortic aneurysm, by multifaceted approach.

    Authors: Tomoyuki Minami, Takahiro Kojima, Naoto Yabu, Ichiya Yamazaki and Aya Saito
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:29
  27. Mediastinal teratoma is an uncommon disease, nevertheless they represent the most common mediastinal germ cell tumors. It may grow silently for several years and remain undiagnosed until the occurrence of a co...

    Authors: Badreddine Belayachi, Hicham Fenane and Yassine Msougar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:28
  28. Legionella remains underdiagnosed in the intensive care unit and can progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), multiorgan failure and death. In severe cases, venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxyge...

    Authors: John C. Grotberg, Linda Schulte, Erin Schumer, Mary Sullivan, Kunal Kotkar, Mohammad F. Masood and Amit Pawale
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:27
  29. The treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is still controversial, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy combined with immunotherapy is a hot topic of current research. We investigated the recent efficacy and ...

    Authors: Chunyang Li, Pengyi Yu, Hong Li, Xin Yang, Jun Wang and Bo Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:26
  30. Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a rare, yet devastating complication after cardiac surgery. While the surgical treatment always implies the soft tissue and bone debridement, there is little data about t...

    Authors: Olimpiu Bota, Feras Taqatqeh, Florian Bönke, Maxime Mülhausen, Klaus Matschke, Adrian Dragu, Kevin Bienger and Stefan Rasche
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:25
  31. This study aimed to report the risk and learning curve analysis of a minimally invasive mitral valve surgery program performed through a right mini-thoracotomy at a single institution.

    Authors: Nestoras Papadopoulos, Vasileios Ntinopoulos, Stak Dushaj, Achim Häussler, Dragan Odavic, Hector Rodríguez Cetina Biefer and Omer Dzemali
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:24
  32. We describe the case of a 68-year-old man who underwent ascending aortic replacement and thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Four years later, the patient developed neck pain on the right side and chest compu...

    Authors: Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Yujiro Miura, Yu Arakawa and Tatsuya Noguchi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:22
  33. Nonmalignant tracheal stenosis is a potentially life threatening conditions that develops as fibrotic healing from intubation, tracheostomy, caustic injury or chronic infection processes like tuberculosis. Thi...

    Authors: Dereje Gulilat, Abraham Genetu, Segni Kejela, Seyoum Kassa, Abebe Bekele and Ayalew Tizazu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:21
  34. Emergent airway occurrences pose a significant threat to patient life. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been proven to be an effective method for managing emergent airways.

    Authors: Zhijun Fan, Simin Zhu, Jinling Chen, Junlin Wen, Binfei Li and Xiaozu Liao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:20
  35. The consolidation tumor ratio (CTR) is a predictor of invasiveness in peripheral T1N0M0 lung adenocarcinoma. However, its association with spread through air spaces (STAS) remains largely unexplored. We aimed ...

    Authors: Chao Jia, Hai-Cheng Jiang, Cong Liu, Yu-Feng Wang, Hong-Ying Zhao, Qiang Wang, Xiu-Qing Xue and Xiao-Feng Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:19
  36. The left partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection is a rare congenital heart disease, especially with intact atrial septum. Now we reported a case of the left superior pulmonary vein drainage to left innomi...

    Authors: Gengxu He, Kai Zhou, Lei Zhao, Yuanzhi Luo, Hong Geng, Qiang Ji and Kun Zuo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:18
  37. The widespread utilization of chest High-resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) has prompted detection of pulmonary ground-glass nodules (GGNs) in otherwise asymptomatic individuals. We aimed to establish a sim...

    Authors: Yuwei Zhou, Xiaoqing Cao, Haiyong Gu, Shenhu Gao, Yuxuan Wu, Haoyang Li, Bing Xiong, Haiyang Dong, Yan Lv, Rong Yang and Yihe Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:17
  38. Delirium is a common postoperative complication among patients who undergo Stanford Type A aortic dissection (TAAD). It is associated with increased mortality, as well as other serious surgical outcomes. This ...

    Authors: Shan Lu, Yi Jiang, Fangfang Meng, Xiaoli Xie, Dongjin Wang and Yunyan Su
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:16
  39. Acute type A aortic dissection is treated with an emergency procedure that uses ascending aortic replacement (AAR). However, to avoid a residual dissected aorta with a false lumen, total arch replacement (TAR)...

    Authors: Sho Takagi, Yoshihiro Goto, Junji Yanagisawa, Yui Ogihara and Yasuhide Okawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:15
  40. The management for pneumothorax patients involves surgical intervention, nevertheless postoperative recurrences are often encountered. To reduce the rates of recurrence, thoracic surgeons have experimented wit...

    Authors: Ryota Kiriyama, Shota Nakamura, Hironori Oyamatsu, Seijiro Niimi, Takaki Fujimura, Takehiko Okagawa and Toyofumi Fengshi Chen-Yoshikawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:14
  41. Left atrial myxoma is the most common benign tumor, with the growth rate remaining unknown because specific symptoms do not present until the tumor grows to a certain size. Early surgical management is perform...

    Authors: Takayoshi Kato, Etsuji Umeda, Natsuko Suzui, Ryo Fujii, Hiroki Ogura, Osamu Sakai, Katsuya Shimabukuro and Kiyoshi Doi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:13
  42. We present a patient with a history of heart failure and metallic aortic and mitral valves surgeries, who required ablation for a drug-refractory left ventricular tachycardia. But the metallic valves prohibite...

    Authors: Ali Bozorgi, Saeed Sadeghian and Entezar Mehrabi Nasab
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:12
  43. The celiacomesenteric trunk (CMT) is a common duct of the celiac artery (CA) and the superior mesenteric artery originating from the aorta, which is an uncommon anatomical variant of visceral artery circulatio...

    Authors: Takasumi Goto, Hironobu Fujimura, Takashi Shintani, Takashi Shibuya and Shigeru Miyagawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:11
  44. Authors: Johanna K. R. von Mackensen, Ahmed El Shazly, Felix Schoenrath, Joerg Kempfert, Christoph T. Starck, Evgenij V. Potapov, Stephan Jacobs, Volkmar Falk and Leonhard Wert
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:10

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  45. Anastomotic aneurysms present as a life-threatening emergency after descending aortic replacement for aortic dissection. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) has been performed since the early 2000s f...

    Authors: Hiroo Uehara, Masateru Uchiyama and Tomohiro Imazuru
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:9
  46. While the role of low-dose computed tomography (CT) in lung cancer screening is established, its limitations in detailing pulmonary vascular variations are less emphasized. Three-dimensional reconstruction tec...

    Authors: Wenwu Liu, Shaohua Xie, Kaixin Zhang, Yingzhi Zhao, Xin Gao, Wei Dai, Qiuling Shi, Bin Hu, Qiang Li and Xing Wei
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:8

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