Gen Kashiwaya

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In our ongoing series of anatomical studies to determine the three-dimensional architecture of the human velar muscles, we have previously reported on the palatopharyngeus. The present study deals with the musculus uvulae (MU), in which the positional relationships of its origin to the posterior nasal spine and the palatine aponeurosis, as well as the(More)
The authors reconstructed hand defects using a new type of the extended groin flap in two patients. The extended portion includes the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) and the artery accompanying the LFCN (LFCA). Circulation to the extended portion was maintained by the communicating branches between the LFCA and the superficial circumflex iliac artery(More)
Forty-five patients aged 80 years or older at the time of initial permanent pacemaker implantation were followed for 3 to 132 months (mean 40.8). There were 27 males and 18 females. The mean age was 84 years. Acute voltage threshold, lead impedance, R wave amplitude of these patients showed no difference from those of younger patients (< 80 years).(More)
The extended upper lip island (EULI) flap has two advantages. It provides a wide mucosal surface, like that of the facial artery musculomucosal flap and does not leave a pedicle across the mouth. Aesthetic results with the EULI flap are almost as good as those with the cross-lip flap. An 89-year-old woman presented with squamous cell carcinoma of the lower(More)
We developed the orbicularis oris myomucosal island flap (OOMMIF) to reconstruct the nasal lining in one stage. The OOMMIF blood supply derives from the intramuscular vascular network which communicates with the submucosal vascular plexus via the vascular network formed by the deep ascending branches of the superior labial artery. An oral mucosal flap of(More)
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