OBJECT It remains unclear whether elderly patients with compressive cervical myelopathy can be expected to experience a promising surgery-related outcome after undergoing expansive laminoplasty. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of expansive laminoplasty in elderly patients with cervical myelopathy due to multisegmental spondylotic… (More)
Mastication is one of the most important functions of the stomatognathic system and it can be performed either on the left side or right side. However, some people have each habitual chewing side, so imbalance of stomatognathic function between left and right is observed. This imbalance is supposed to reflect the relationship between the left and right… (More)
We examined macroscopically and microscopically 55 cadaver rotator-cuff tendons attached to their humeral heads to determine the distance between the edge of the articular cartilage and the tendon insertion of the supraspinatus (the width of the sulcus) and the score of regressive changes at the sulcus. In 33 specimens we measured the tensile strength. The… (More)
A tectal glioma presenting with late-onset aqueduct stenosis and obstructive hydrocephalus is usually categorized as a benign glioma. Apparent clinical or radiological progression justifies biopsy of the tumour. In this case, an unusual tumour shows aggressive and invasive growth after surgical intervention and chemoradiotherapy.