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Jung Hee Lee 2 Articles
Successful emergency transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Jung Hee Lee, Ah Young Ji, Young Ju Kim, Changho Song, Moo Nyun Jin, Sun Wook Kim, Myeong Ki Hong, Geu Ru Hong
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2014;31(2):144-147.   Published online December 31, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2014.31.2.144
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Despite the necessity of surgical aortic valve replacement, many patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS) cannot undergo surgery because of their severe comorbidities. In these high-risk patients, percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) can be safely accomplished. However, no study has shown that TAVI can be performed for patients with severe AS accompanied by acute decompensated heart failure. In this case report, 1 patient presented a case of severe pulmonary hypertension with decompensated heart failure after diagnosis with severe AS, and was successfully treated via emergency TAVI. Without any invasive treatment, acute decompensated heart failure with severe pulmonary hypertension is common in patients with severe AS, and it can increase mortality rates. In conclusion, TAVI can be considered one of the treatment options for severe as presented as acute decompensated heart failure patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Columnar variant of papillary carcinoma in the thyroglossal duct cyst with progression to lung metastasis.
Yujung Yun, Hye Jung Park, Young Ki Lee, Yongin Cho, Beoduel Kang, Hyun Ju Kim, Jung Hee Lee, Moo Nyun Jin, Dong Yeob Shin
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2014;31(2):103-108.   Published online December 31, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2014.31.2.103
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Thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) carcinoma generally shows a favorable prognosis. If metastasis is present latently, it may not threaten the patient's life immediately. It has been shown, however, that larger than 1 cm papillary carcinoma (PC), level VI metastasis to the lymph node (LN), which is the nearest to the thyroid, independently predicts a worse prognosis. In the case presented herein, a 61-year-old female patient was diagnosed with an about 3 cm PC in the TGDC, particularly the columnar variant subtype, one of the aggressive variants. She had occult papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, but no LN metastasis. Even though she underwent the Sistrunk procedure and total thyroidectomy with central compartment neck dissection followed by high-dose radioactive iodine remnant ablation, however, the cancer cells spread to level IV neck LN, and finally to the lung. Therefore, when a patient is diagnosed with an aggressive histologic variant of PC in the TGDC, even without LN metastasis, the invasive surgical approach and close postoperative surveillance are necessary, with consideration of the risk of disease progression. Therefore, if it is possible to stratify the risk for patients, higher-risk patients can be offered a more invasive therapeutic approach.

JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science