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  1. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is an approach that is commonly used to resect pulmonary nodules (PNs). However, when these PNs are located behind the scapula, a transscapular access approach is ge...

    Authors: Zi-Wei Lu, Yue-Yue Liu, Yong-Gang Li and Lu-Lu Lv
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:217
  2. Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the esophagus is a very rare benign lesions which clinical presentation is not clear and difficult to make a definitive diagnosis preoperatively.

    Authors: Hoang Nguyen, Duc Huan Pham and Tuan Hiep Luong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:215
  3. Internal fixation for rib fractures has been widely carried out worldwide, and its surgical efficacy has been recognized. However, there is still controversy about whether implant materials need to be removed....

    Authors: Yang Li, kaile Jiang, Tiancheng Zhao, Xiang Guo, Kaibin Liu and Yonghong Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:214
  4. Although case reports of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) have been published, studies analyzing more than 10 cases were limited. A retrospective single-ar...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Irie, Osamu Ishibashi, Masashi Kuramochi, Hideo Ichimura and Katsuyuki Endo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:213
  5. COVID-19 Patients may be at risk for involving with spontaneous pneumothorax. However, clinical data are lacking in this regard. In this study, we aimed to investigate the demographic, clinical, and radiologic...

    Authors: Reza Ershadi, Shahab Rafieian, Mohammadreza Salehi, Hossein Kazemizadeh, Hesam Amini, Marjan Sohrabi, Alireza Samimiat, Yaser Sharafi, Mohadese Dashtkoohi and Matin Vahedi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:211
  6. Intramuscular hemangioma (IMH) is an uncommon type of hemangioma, and primary IMH of the intercostal muscle is even rarer. Only a few reports describe IMH of the intercostal muscle, and there are no review art...

    Authors: Takahiro Ochi, Yasuo Sekine, Eitetsu Koh, Hidehisa Hoshino and Tadao Nakazawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:210
  7. We herein report the 10-year surgical course of a 27-year-old woman who underwent two surgeries after being diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. As described in previous cases, this patient developed ectopic a...

    Authors: Tomohiro Nakajima, Yutaka Iba, Tsuyoshi Shibata, Itaru Hosaka, Jyunji Nakazawa and Nobuyoshi Kawaharada
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:209
  8. Great saphenous vein is a conduit commonly used for coronary artery bypass grafting. However, several complications could occur at leg wound site for vein harvesting. Here, we describe a huge sac of hematoma a...

    Authors: June Lee, Hye Rim Na, Seok Beom Hong, Do Yeon Kim, Hwan Wook Kim and Yong Han Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:208
  9. Dieulafoy’s disease of the bronchus can cause massive and even fatal hemoptysis. Even though it is rare, it should be considered by physicians all over the world. This paper reports a case of bronchial Dieulaf...

    Authors: Salsabil Daboussi, Marwa kacem, Nouha Boubaker, Mariem Chaabene, Chiraz Aichaouia, Samira Mhamdi and Zied Moatemri
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:207
  10. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement (VSARR) is a safe and effective surgical procedure to treat aortic root aneurysm. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate how this procedure might differ in patients with ...

    Authors: Yiding Zuo, Ruixi Tan and Chaoyi Qin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:206
  11. Xanthomas are well-circumscribed benign proliferative lesions seen mainly in soft tissues. Usually, they are found in hyperlipidemia and familial hyperlipoproteinemia. Histologically, are characterized by macr...

    Authors: Emilia Mottola, Flavia Adotti, Angelina Pernazza, Carlo Della Rocca, Giulia D’Amati, Piergiorgio Nardis, Jacopo Vannucci, Massimiliano Bassi, Federico Venuta and Marco Anile
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:205
  12. The lungs are considered the second-most frequent location for hydatid cyst in human. The current retrospective hospital-based study aimed to assess the epidemiological data, clinical presentation, and treatme...

    Authors: Reza Shahriarirad, Amirhossein Erfani, Kamyar Ebrahimi, Mohammad Rastegarian, Mehrdad Eskandarisani, Bizhan Ziaian and Bahador Sarkari
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:204
  13. Intra-cardiac masses are rare and challenging lesions with an overall incidence ranging of 0.02–0.2%. Minimally invasive approaches have been recently introduced for surgical resection of these lesions. Here, ...

    Authors: Uthman Aluthman, Mohammed A. Ashour, Salman W. Bafageeh, Abivarma Chandrakumaran, Taraji S. Alrehaili, Osama A. Abdulrahman, Ahmed F. Elmahrouk, Shalan Alaamri, Saeed A. AlGhamdi and Ahmed A. Jamjoom
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:203
  14. Aortic arch aneurysm is a very rare condition in children. Surgery is the life saving procedure but it performing might be challenging due to the complex anatomy.

    Authors: Volodymyr Vashkeba, Vasyl Karpenko, Oleh Zelenchuk, Sudakevych Serhii, Stepan Maruniak, Justyna Swol, Borys Todurov and Vitaly Demyanchuk
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:202
  15. Aortopulmonary window (APW) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by communication between the main pulmonary artery and ascending aorta. There are various surgical techniques, and the short- and ...

    Authors: Toshiaki Nagashima, Masaki Taira, Moyu Hasegawa, Yosuke Kugo, Takuji Watanabe, Daisuke Yoshioka, Kazuo Shimamura, Takayoshi Ueno and Shigeru Miyagawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:201
  16. Asymptomatic, isolated cases of unilateral pulmonary artery atresia may present in adulthood with symptoms such as recurrent respiratory infections, dyspnea, hemoptysis, and pulmonary hypertension. Unlike prev...

    Authors: Aneel Maini, Sebastian Cousins, Tyler Holliday, Jessica Wang Memoli, Tajender Singh Vasu and Puja Gaur Khaitan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:199
  17. Bronchial Dieulafoy's disease (BDD) is a rare disease that causes massive hemoptysis. This paper reports a case of BDD treated surgically. At the same time, we summarize the data of BDD patients reported in do...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Shi, Mingdong Wang, Yifei Wang, Wei Zhang, Xuewei Zhao and Bing Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:197
  18. Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and ranks the first in mortality. Pathological lymph node status(pN) of lung cancer affects the treatment strategy after surgery while systematic lymph ...

    Authors: Shenhua Liang, Yang-Yu Huang, Xuan Liu, Lei-Lei Wu, Yu Hu and Guowei Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:195
  19. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is a well-established therapy for descending aortic aneurysms (DTA). There is a paucity of large series reporting the mid- and long-term outcomes from this era. The ...

    Authors: Katharina Fankhauser, Isaac Wamala, Adam Penkalla, Roland Heck, Robert Hammerschmidt, Volkmar Falk and Semih Buz
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:194
  20. Flowable hemostatic agents have the advantage of being able to be applied to irregular wound surfaces and difficult to reach areas. We sought to compare the effectiveness and safety of the flowable hemostatic ...

    Authors: Hyo-Hyun Kim, Kang Ju Lee, Dae Ryong Kang, Jun Hyeok Lee and Young-Nam Youn
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:193

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  21. At present, clinical factors and hematological indicators have been proved to have great potential in predicting the prognosis of cancer patients, and no one has combined these two valuable indicators to estab...

    Authors: Yang-Yu Huang, Yan Zheng, Shen-Hua Liang, Lei-Lei Wu, Xuan Liu, Wen-Qun Xing and Guo-Wei Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:192
  22. Granulomatous inflammation results from various causes including infections and allergic reactions. It can appear as high signal intensity in T2-weighted or contrast-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance ima...

    Authors: June Lee, Hyun Ah Lim, Seok Beom Hong, Do Yeon Kim, Yong Han Kim and Hwan Wook Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:191
  23. Treatment of esophageal perforation or rupture is complicated and controversial, especially in advanced cases. In fact, it is generally accepted that this disease must be treated individually according to the ...

    Authors: Yong-jun Deng, Huan-peng Liu and Jian-bin Zou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:190
  24. Lung cancer is known as the most common and highly metastatic form of cancer worldwide. Tumour node metastasis (TNM) staging is the gold standard classification system for the decision-making process for appro...

    Authors: Hande Süer, Suat Erus, Ekin E. Cesur, Ömer Yavuz, Orhan Ağcaoğlu, Pınar Bulutay, Tamer T. Önder, Serhan Tanju and Şükrü Dilege
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:189
  25. Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is a very rare phenomenon subject to malignant transformation that requires surgical resection. In an asymptomatic 10-year-old girl, we identified a single cysti...

    Authors: Seha Ahn and Youngkyu Moon
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:188
  26. The number of citations a paper receives reflects its impact on the scientific community. We aimed to identify and explore the characteristics of the most cited papers on total anomalous pulmonary venous conne...

    Authors: Chen Wen, Wei Liu, Chenhao Fang, Jin Shentu, Ruixiang Ma, Han Zhang, Hao Zhang, Zhongqun Zhu and Huiwen Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:187
  27. Chest tube removal (CTR) can cause severe acute pain which is usually described by patients as a painful experience. This study compared the effects of cold compress, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulatio...

    Authors: Fatemeh Hatefi, Majid Kazemi, Parvin Manglian, Dadullah Shahi Moridi, Shahin Heydari and Hadi Hasani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:186
  28. The “UFO procedure” was initially developed as a surgical option to enlarge the aortic annulus in patients requiring valve replacement. This technique can be employed to treat extensive endocarditis located in...

    Authors: Leonhard Wert, Miralem Pasic, Roland Heck, Karel M. Van Praet, Jörg Kempfert, Stephan Jacobs and Volkmar Falk
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:185
  29. Sternal wound infection (SWI) is the most common complication of the median sternal incision. The treatment time is long, and the reconstruction is difficult, which causes challenges for surgeons. Plastic surg...

    Authors: Yaoyao Song, Wanli Chu, Jiachen Sun, Xinzhu Liu, Hongjuan Zhu, Hongli Yu and Chuan’an Shen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:184
  30. Blunt aortic injury (BAI) as a result of thoracic trauma is a rare entity in the adult and pediatric population. The endovascular approach has been the preferred method of management over operative repair in a...

    Authors: Muniba Afzal, Safaa Abdulreda Najar, Hassan Baghazal and Noora Alshahwani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:183
  31. Stiff left atrial syndrome (SLAS) and pulmonary vein (PV) occlusion are rare yet potentially major life-long complications after radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. While mostly controlled by medi...

    Authors: Rani Kronenberger, Kaoru Tanaka, Carlo de Asmundis and Mark La Meir
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:181
  32. Survival and aortic-related adverse events after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) and aortic dissection (AD) are controversial. We aimed to assess the preoperati...

    Authors: Nan Zhang, Tian-shu Xu, Tie-nan Zhou, Lei Zhang, Xiao-zeng Wang and Ying Min
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:180
  33. The aim was to present a 35-year-old female patient with diagnosis of monophasic primary pericardial synovial sarcoma (PSS) with cytopathological findings.

    Authors: Busra Yaprak Bayrak, Cigdem Vural, Huseyin Fatih Sezer, Aykut Eliçora and Yaprak Busra
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:179
  34. Pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) is a sporadic malignant tumor that mainly originates from the pulmonary arteries. However, PAS may also involve the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) and lead to obstruction...

    Authors: Hui-min Hu, Yi-dan Li, Chang-wei Wei, Yan liu, Xiu-zhang lv and Yuan-hua Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:178
  35. Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis (NBTE) is a common form of aseptic thrombotic endocarditis that primarily affects mitral valves and less frequently aortic valves. NBTE is caused by systemic inflammatory ...

    Authors: Julianna Svantner, Luc Lavanchy and Ania Labouchère
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:177
  36. To explore the effect of using WeChat to guide preparation before transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) on reducing anxiety and improving the satisfaction of parents of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD).

    Authors: Shan Guo, Wen-Hao Lin, Shi-Hao Lin, Qi-Liang Zhang, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:176
  37. Double aortic arch (DAA) combined with descending aortic arch dissection (DAAD) in adults is a rare aorta vascular disease. Due to the abnormal anatomy of the double arch and arch vessels, the clinical symptom...

    Authors: Xinping Min, Zhipeng Hu, Zhiwei Wang and Jun Xia
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:174
  38. Atherosclerosis and thrombosis play important roles in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome, with platelet activation and inflammation as the key and initiative factors. Recently mean platelet volume...

    Authors: Jianlei Cao, Rui Li, Tao He, Lin Zhang, Huixia Liu and Xiaoyan Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:172
  39. Tricuspid regurgitation is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, but with limited treatment options. The objective of this study is to compare the demographic characteristics, complications, and...

    Authors: Xiqiang Wang, Yanpeng Ma, Zhongwei Liu, Xiude Fan, Gongchang Guan, Shuo Pan, Junkui Wang and Yong Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:170
  40. Whipple’s disease is a chronic multisystemic infectious disease that rarely presents as culture-negative endocarditis. Most patients reported with Tropheryma whipplei endocarditis involve a native valve and few d...

    Authors: Mauricio J. Kahn, David M. Ennis and Dennis G. Delgado
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:169
  41. Pectum excavatum is a congenital thoracic alteration that can present important physiological alterations depending on the severity of the case. The Nuss procedure is a minimally invasive technique for managin...

    Authors: Indira F. Cujiño-Álvarez, Daniela Torres-Salazar and Mauricio Velásquez-Galvis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:166
  42. Pericardial effusions with its potential life threatening progression towards cardiac tamponade have to be often managed with surgical intervention. In our case study we describe a complication after a common ...

    Authors: Peter Dubovan, Miroslav Tomáš, Jana Pavlendová, Ramadan Aziri, Marek Makovník, Jozef Dolník and Daniel Pinďák
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:164

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