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Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 plays critical roles in tumor development and in the metastasis of multiple cancers, including human oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC). One of the upstream regulators of MMP-2 is FOXM1, which is overexpressed in a microarray dataset of OCSCC. It is interesting that FLJ10540 exhibits similar gene expression profiles(More)
Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is a rare tumour that mostly affects oral minor salivary glands. Our review of the literature found that there are only two reported cases of PLGA originating in the nasopharynx. Another nasopharyngeal PLGA in a 14-year-old boy is reported, focusing on the histopathological features and ultrastructural findings.
β2-Microglobulin (β2M), a component of MHC class I molecules, is believed to be associated with tumour status in various cancers. In this study, we examined the expression of β2M at different malignant stages of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC). To determine the possible correlation between β2M expression and various clinical characteristics, 256(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme patterns in the cyst fluid of auricular pseudocysts and autogenous blood, to assist the diagnosis of auricular pseudocyst. METHODS Twenty patients with auricular pseudocysts participated in this study conducted in Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital between February 2007 and June 2010. Patterns(More)
A 49-year-old man attended our department complaining of progressive difficulty in swallowing over a period of 2 weeks. He reported no other discomfort. His medical history revealed that he had been diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (cT3N3bM0; WHO Type III) in September 2008 and had undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy concurrently. A complete(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to identify the pattern of post-operative drainage following partial superficial parotidectomy with and without the use of a bipolar vessel-sealing device. METHODS Of the 49 patients undergoing parotidectomies, a bipolar vessel-sealing device was used for 20. Predictive factors included in the analysis were age, sex, body(More)
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