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Jung A Kim 2 Articles
Adrenal incidentaloma: a case of asymptomatic pheochromocytoma
Sang Yoong Park, Jong Cheol Rim, Hyun Chul Cho, Yoon Chan Lee, Jung A Kim, So Ron Choi
Kosin Med J. 2018;33(2):215-222.   Published online December 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2018.33.2.215
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An incidentaloma is a tumor found incidentally without clinical symptoms or suspicion; the lesion may be adrenal, pituitary, or thyroidal. We report the case of an asymptomatic individual with preoperatively undiagnosed pheochromocytoma (size: 4.86 cm) that was revealed using elective nonadrenal surgical procedures. The patient demonstrated peri- and post-operative hypertensive crisis and tachycardia. Three days after the dramatic onset of symptoms, the patient expired due to pulmonary edema, multiple organ failure, and terminal sepsis, despite administration of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A left medial kidney mass obtained at autopsy confirmed pheochromocytoma.

A double-knotted pulmonary artery catheter with large loop in the right internal jugular vein: A case report
Kyoung Sub Yoon, Jung A Kim, Jeong In Hong, Jeong Ho Kim, Sang Yoong Park, So Ron Choi
Kosin Med J. 2018;33(2):240-244.   Published online December 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2018.33.2.240
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Knotting of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) is a rare, but well-known complication of pulmonary artery (PA) catheterization. We report a case of a double-knotted PAC with a large loop in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing liver transplantation, which has been rarely reported in the literature. A PAC was advanced under pressure wave form guidance. PAC insertion was repeatedly attempted and the PAC was inserted 80 cm deep even though PAC should be normally inserted 45 to 55 cm deep. However, since no wave change was observed, we began deflating and pulling the balloon. At the 30-cm mark, the PAC could no longer be pulled. Fluoroscopy confirmed knotting of the PAC after surgery (The loop-formed PAC was shown in right internal jugular vein); thus, it was removed. For safe PA catheterization, deep insertion or repeated attempts should be avoided when the catheter cannot be easily inserted into the pulmonary artery. If possible, the insertion of PACs can be performed more safely by monitoring the movement of the catheter under fluoroscopy or transesophageal echocardiography.


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