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  1. The surgical treatment strategy for aortic arch pathology with a shaggy aorta must be determined on a case-by-case basis because of the risk of catastrophic complications, such as brain infarction and spinal c...

    Authors: Atsushi Morishita, Seiichiro Katahira, Takeshi Hoshino, Kazuhiko Hanzawa and Hideyuki Tomioka
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:334
  2. The case presents a traumatic ventricular perforation of a girl, accidentally felt on a sharp instrument. The uniqueness of the case presented is due to the very high infrequency of injuries with this type of ...

    Authors: Adama Sawadogo, Gaia Severgnini, Moussa Bazongo, Lassina Konaté, Farid Pingwindé Belem, Youssouf Naré, Alain Sanou, Silvia Perlangeli, Lorena Fénoglio, Alberto Pilozzi, Maurizio Roberto and Marco Zanobini
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:333
  3. Pneumothorax is the most frequent complication after CT-guided percutaneous transthoracic lung biopsy (CT-PTLB). Many studies reported that injection of autologous blood patch (ABP) during biopsy needle withdr...

    Authors: Xin Chen, Yungui Bian, Hai Li, Shurong Li, Zhaowen Shi, Yunping Zhao, Haibin Li and Yanlong Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:332
  4. Women undergoing cardiac surgery have been historically recognized to carry higher periprocedural mortality risk. We aimed to investigate the influence of sex on clinical presentation, perioperative, and long-...

    Authors: Mohammed Al-Tawil, Christine Friedrich, Alexandra Broll, Mohamed Salem, Jan Schoettler, Nora de Silva, Philipp Kolat, Felix Schoeneich and Assad Haneya
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:331
  5. To date, only a limited number of case reports have documented the co-occurrence of PNS and melanocytic nevus in the medical literature. This study aims to report an exceptionally rare case of posterior chest ...

    Authors: Abdulwahid M. Salih, Fahmi Hussein kakamad, Aso S. Muhialdeen, Hardi M. Zahir, Yadgar A. Saeed, Halkawt O. Ali, Sara N. Ahmad, Marwan N. Hassan, Shko H. Hassan and Mohammed Subhan Mohammed
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:330
  6. Iatrogenic aortic regurgitation secondary to leaflet injury is a rare complication of mitral valve surgery. For the first time, we report a patient who had progressive aortic regurgitation due to non-coronary ...

    Authors: Afksendiyos Kalangos, Yilmaz Zorman, Emel Celiker Güler and Nataliia Shatelen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:329
  7. We report a unique case of a 66-year-old man who was incidentally identified to have a mass in the thymus region by computerized tomography scan. CT revealed a well-defined 1.6 × 1 × 0.9 cm thymus mass with mo...

    Authors: Yibing Zang, Ruixing Zhao, Chengquan Ma and Dejun Gao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:328
  8. Left atrial appendage aneurysm is a rare cardiac mass, with only a few cases reported. There are usually no specific symptoms, and a few patients visit the doctor with symptoms.

    Authors: Ke Qin, Peng Teng, Liping Shi and Liang Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:327
  9. Pedicle screw instrument surgeries can result in the development of aortic pseudoaneurysm, which is a rare yet potentially severe complication; therefore, the purpose of this work is to describe the case of ps...

    Authors: Shufen Zhou, Hui Han, Yidan Zhang, Chang Shu and Mingyao Luo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:326
  10. Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication after cardiac surgery. However, the predictive value of single indictor still remains controversial. This study aimed to assess the predictive ...

    Authors: Hong Tao, Xiao Shen, Lei Zou, Cui Zhang and Liang Hong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:325
  11. Postoperative delirium (POD) and cognitive dysfunction (POCD) are common complications following thoracic surgery, particularly in patients aged 65 years and above. These complications can significantly affect...

    Authors: Yujia Wang, Bingqiang Ma, Chaochang Wang, Yingqi Wang, Aijia Liu and Lihua Hang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:324
  12. Marfan Syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease caused by pathogenetic variants in the FBN1 gene. The progressive dilatation of the aorta and the potential risk of acute aortic syndromes influence the prognos...

    Authors: Alejandro Velandia-Sánchez, Camilo A. Polanía-Sandoval, Julián Senosiain-González, José V. Álvarez-Martínez, Sebastian Gallo-Bernal, Juan G. Barrera-Carvajal, Juan P. Umana and Jaime Camacho-Mackenzie
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:323
  13. The most common type of cancer that leads to death worldwide is lung cancer. Despite significant surgery and chemotherapy improvements, lung cancer patient’s survival rate is still poor. The RNA polymerase I s...

    Authors: Zhize Yuan, Yichao Wang, Yong Yang and Xiong Qin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:322
  14. Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) and Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) are complex disorders with unclear origins, underscoring the need for in-depth molecular investigations into their mechanisms. The main aim of this...

    Authors: Ling-bing Meng, Yongchao Li, Tingting Lv, Changhua Lv, Lianfeng Liu and Ping Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:321
  15. Pre-operative coronary angiography and concomitant, planned coronary artery bypass are infrequently performed with type A aortic dissection repair. We present a case in which pre-operative coronary computed to...

    Authors: Zohaib R. Khawaja, Yusuf M. Aboutabl, Gabriel E. Cambronero, Robert G. Willis, Aaron S. Gilani and Bartlomiej R. Imielski
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:320
  16. Aberrant left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a very rare congenital heart defect. Its coexistence with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is extremely rare. The high pr...

    Authors: Ahmad Amer, Hanita Shai, Sagi Assa, Avital Mitler and Alona Raucher Sternfeld
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:319
  17. Thymoma is a rare malignancy with usual location in the antero-superior mediastinum. Ectopic cervical thymoma (ECT) is an extremely rare tumor that originates from ectopic tissue, and is caused by the aberrant...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Cheng Shen and Lin Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:318
  18. To investigate the risk factors of pneumothorax of using computed tomography (CT) guidance to inject autologous blood to locate isolated lung nodules.

    Authors: Shaohang Wu, Jianyang Wu, Junkai Xiong, Chengbin Huang, Yiwei Lin, Jun Guan and Jianxin Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:317
  19. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is increasingly being used for critically ill patients with cardiopulmonary failure. Air in the ECMO circuit is an emergency, a rare but fatal complication.

    Authors: Jiannan Hu, Huijing zhao, BingBing Bian, Renfei San, Peng Yang and Yongpo Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:316
  20. Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) occurs in up to 40% of patients following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and is associated with a higher risk of stroke and mortality. This study investigates ...

    Authors: Zain Khalpey, Ujjawal Kumar, Pamela Hitscherich, Usman Aslam, Evangelia Chnari and Marc Long
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:315
  21. About 10% of patients after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) would undergo acute liver injury, which aggravated the mortality of patients. Ac2-26 has been demonstrated to ameliorate organic injury by inhibiting in...

    Authors: Xi-chun Xing, Zi-ying Liu, Qing Yang, Bao-wei Jia, Lin Qiu, Lu-lu Zhang and Wei Gao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:312
  22. Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Surgical lung resection is the best treatment modality in the early stages of lung cancer as well as in some lo...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Ali Dabous, Almu’atasim Khamees, Ahmad Yasin Alzu’bi and Joud Al-Majali
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:311
  23. Surgical site infection after saphenous vein harvest is common, with reported leg wound infection rates ranging from 2 to 24%. There have been few investigations into sex-related differences in complication ra...

    Authors: Hanna Unosson, Maria Hälleberg Nyman, Karin Falk Brynhildsen and Örjan Friberg
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:310
  24. Postoperative pneumonia (POP) is the most prevalent of all nosocomial infections in patients who underwent cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to identify independent risk factors for pneumonia after ca...

    Authors: Kuo Wang, Hai-Tao Zhang, Fu-Dong Fan, Jun Pan, Tuo Pan and Dong-Jin Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:309
  25. Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is a rare but fatal complication after pneumonectomy. When a BPF occurs late (weeks to years postoperatively), direct resealing of the bronchial stump through the primary thoracic ...

    Authors: Wenhao Li, Kejun Liu, Xiaozu Liao, Binfei Li, Yi Liang and Weizhao Huang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:308
  26. Accurate prediction of visceral pleural invasion (VPI) in lung adenocarcinoma before operation can provide guidance and help for surgical operation and postoperative treatment. We investigate the value of intr...

    Authors: Yun Wang, Deng Lyu, Su Hu, Yanqing Ma, Shaofeng Duan, Yayuan Geng, Taohu Zhou, Wenting Tu, Yi Xiao, Li Fan and Shiyuan Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:307
  27. Cardiac hemangiomas are very uncommon benign primary tumors. They are usually located preferentially in the right atrium and their location in the interatrial septum is extremely rare.

    Authors: Begoña Bernal-Gallego, Verónica Hernández-Jiménez, Lidia Castillo, Rosa González-Davia, Nieves De Antonio-Antón and Guillermo Reyes-Copa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:305
  28. This retrospective study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of one-stage computed tomography (OSCT)- to that of two-stage computed tomography (TSCT)-guided localization for the surgical removal of small ...

    Authors: Kai-Yun Hsueh, En-Kuei Tang, Fu-Zong Wu, Ping-Chung Tsai, Chih-Wen Shu, Yen-Chiang Tseng and Yih-Gang Goan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:304
  29. Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a genetic disease that affects multiple organs and systems, leading to various clinical manifestations. In Neurofibromatosis type 1, rare intrathoracic meningoceles often occur alon...

    Authors: Ningyi Chen, Wenjuan Li, Lingfeng Min, Qian Huang and Jiarong Bian
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:303
  30. To assess whether retrograde cerebral perfusion reduces neurological injury and mortality in patients undergoing surgery for acute type A aortic dissection.

    Authors: Jacob Ede, Karl Teurneau-Hermansson, Birgitta Ramgren, Marion Moseby-Knappe, Daniel Oudin Åström, Mårten Larsson, Johan Sjögren, Per Wierup, Shahab Nozohoor and Igor Zindovic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:302
  31. Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by the presence of four cusps instead of the usual three. It is estimated to occur in less than 0.05% of the population, with Type A (...

    Authors: Perry Choi, Michael Paulsen, Yihan Lin, William Moskalik, Angela Ji, Ethan Jackson, Sachin Malik, Elan Burton, Y Joseph Woo and Thomas Burdon
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:301
  32. A fistulous tract in the mitro-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (MAIVF) is a rare entity, which presents as a complication of endocarditis or surgical trauma. Generally, it is associated to a pseudoaneurysm of the...

    Authors: Rafael Figueroa-Casanova, Juan D. Saavedra-Henao, Juan S. Figueroa-Laverde, Diego A. Beltrán-Gonzales, José G. Labrador-Rosales, Sara Eslait-Olaciregui and Carlos J. Pérez Rivera
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:300
  33. Mitral valve failure is one of the most common valvular heart diseases worldwide. Valve replacement and repair have an impact on the quality of life of patients. Therefore, the present study was conducted to c...

    Authors: Nahid Salehi, Pouria Heydarpour, Yahya Salimi, Arash Ziapour, Mohammad Reza Majzoobi, Sahand Geravand and Parisa Janjani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:299
  34. Our patient presented with acute back pain and dyspnea, without neurological symptoms. The computed tomography (CT) scan showed a circumferent rupture of the ascending aortic intima which was invaginated in th...

    Authors: Frieda-Maria Kainz, Kathrin Freystaetter, Felix Nagel, Dominik Wiedemann and Bruno K. Podesser
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:298
  35. Despite the existence of several Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) investigating Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) as a guide in lung biopsies, conclusive findings remain elusive. To address this contentio...

    Authors: Teng Li, Guanghui Xu, Wenjun Li and Yun Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:297
  36. Although well-known for their thromboresistance, bileaflet mechanical heart valves (BMHV) require lifelong anti-thrombotic therapy. This must be associated with a certain level of thrombogenicity. Since both t...

    Authors: Giorgio Vigano, Sudip Shyam, Sushanta K. Mitra, Daniël K. M. Pollack and Massimo A. Mariani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:292
  37. Immunoglobulin (Ig)G4-related disease affects nearly every organ, and its clinical course varies depending on the involved organ; however, its occurrence in the mediastinum is rarely reported.

    Authors: Taihei Takeuchi, Hiromitsu Takizawa, Yoshimi Bando, Akio Hosokawa, Hiroyuki Sumitomo, Naoki Miyamoto, Shinichi Sakamoto, Atsushi Morishita, Naoya Kawakita and Hiroaki Toba
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:291
  38. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients with valvular atrial fibrillation, and establish predictive models of atrial fibrillation recurrence.

    Authors: Wei Si, Peng Teng and Liang Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:290
  39. Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) after midline sternotomy of cardiac surgery is a challenging complication that affects the outcome of surgery. This study aims to assess the clinical effectiveness of the an...

    Authors: Xia Jiang, Yong Xu, Mingqiu Li, Guoqing Jiao, Xiaosong Rong and Fanyu Bu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:289
  40. Pulmonary arterial sarcomas (PAS) are rare aggressive tumours occurring mainly in the pulmonary trunk. We report a case of PAS involving the pulmonary trunk wall and valve, with uniform wall thickening which r...

    Authors: Harry James Smith, Fadi Al-Zubaidi, Daniel Sitaranjan, Steven Chiu and David Jenkins
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:288
  41. A 53-year-old woman with the dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy underwent orthotopic heart transplantation. The donor heart was evaluated as normal preoperatively without mitral regurgitation or the ...

    Authors: Kazuma Handa, Yusuke Misumi, Daisuke Yoshioka, Shunsuke Saito, Masashi Kawamura, Takuji Kawamura, Ai Kawamura, Takashi Yamauchi and Shigeru Miyagawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:287
  42. Acute type A aortic dissection is a severe cardiovascular disease characterized by rapid onset and high mortality. Traditionally, urgent open aortic repair is performed after admission to prevent aortic ruptur...

    Authors: Wenbo Yu, Yuan Liang, Jianfeng Gao, Dilin Xie and Jianxian Xiong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:286
  43. Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare congenital heart disease characterized by the inability of all pulmonary veins to connect to the left atrium. Our previous bibliometric article sum...

    Authors: Chen Wen, Geng Shen, Chenhao Fang and Lan Tian
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:285

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