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Kilsoo Yie 3 Articles
Thoracoscopic Resection of the First Rib for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Case Report
Jae Gul Kang, Soon Ho Chon, Kilsoo Yie, Min Koo Lee, Oh Sang Kwon, Song Hyun Lee, June Raphael Chon
J Trauma Inj. 2017;30(2):63-65.   Published online June 30, 2017
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Standard open procedures for resection of the first rib in thoracic outlet syndrome can prove to be quite difficult with extensive incisions. A minimal invasive procedure can also be painstaking, but provides an attractive alternative to the more radical open procedures. We report the details of the technique with direct video footage of the procedure performed in a 41-year-old man with thoracic outlet syndrome done entirely by thoracoscopic methods.
Thoracoscopy in Management of Chest Trauma: Our Three-year Jeju Experience
Sung Hyun Lee, Kilsoo Yie, Jong Hyun Lee, Jae Gul Kang, Min Koo Lee, Oh Sang Kwon, Soon Ho Chon
J Trauma Inj. 2017;30(2):33-40.   Published online June 30, 2017
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The role for minimally invasive surgery in chest trauma is vague, one that recently is more frequently performed, and one attractive option to be considered. Thoracoscopic surgery may improve morbidity, mortality, hasten recovery and shorten hospital stay.
A total of 31 patients underwent video assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the treatment of blunt and penetrating chest trauma from June 9th, 2013 to March 21st, 2016 in Jeju, South Korea.
Twenty-three patients were males and eight patients were females. Their ages ranged from 23 to 81 years. The cause of injury was due to traffic accident in 17 patients, fall down in 5 patients, bicycle accident in 2 patients, battery in 2 patients, crushing injury in 2 patients, and slip down, kicked by horse, and stab wound in one patient each. Video assisted thoracoscopic exploration was performed in the 18 patients with flail chest or greater than 3 displaced ribs. The thoracoscopic procedures done were hematoma evacuation in 13 patients, partial rib fragment excision in 9 patients, lung suture in 5 patients, bleeding control (ligation or electrocautery) in 3 patients with massive hemothorax, diaphragmatic repair in two patients, wedge resection in two patients and decortication in 1 patient. There was only one patient with conversion to open thoracotomy.
There is a broad range of procedures that can be done by thoracoscopic surgery and a painful thoracotomy incision can be avoided. Thoracoscopic surgery can be done safely and swiftly in the trauma patient.


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    Abd Elrahman Mohammed Khalaf, Ahmed Emadeldeen Ghoneim, Alaa Basiouni Mahmoud, Amr Abdelmonem Abdelwahab
    The Cardiothoracic Surgeon.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
Traumatic Subclavian Artery Dissection in Clavicle Fracture Due to Blunt Injury: Surgery or Stent in Long Segment Occlusion?
Soon Ho Chon, Kilsoo Yie, Jae Gul Kang
J Trauma Inj. 2015;28(3):219-221.   Published online September 30, 2015
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Subclavian injuries in blunt trauma are reported in less than 1% of all arterial injuries or chest related injuries. We report a female 68 yr-old patient whom has visited our emergency center due to a motorcycle traffic accident with complaints of right chest wall and shoulder pain. Her injury severity score was 22 and she was found with a comminuted clavicle fracture and subclavian artery injury. She developed delayed symptoms of pallor, pain and motor weakness with loss of pulse in her right arm. Attempts at intervention failed and thus, she underwent emergency artificial graft bypass from her subclavian artery to her brachial artery. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she is happy with the results. Although rare, a high index of suspicion for the injury must be noted and the inevitable surgical option must always be considered.

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