Hyo Geun Choi

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of sleep position on surgical outcomes in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of 69 consecutive patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Preoperative and postoperative polysomnographic data and Epworth sleepiness scale were obtained. Patients were categorized into success, response, no response, and(More)
OBJECTIVES The first objective of this study was to identify rates, types, and laterality of clinically relevant inner ear malformations in children with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USNHL). The second objective was to assess the change of the ipsilesional and contralesional hearing thresholds of the patients with USNHL and the association between(More)
BACKGROUND Tinnitus is a common condition in adults; however, the pathophysiology of tinnitus remains unclear, and no large population-based study has assessed the associated risk factors. The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence and associated risk factors of tinnitus. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the Korea(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of our study was to establish whether increased lipid profiles and obesity affect the prevalence and prognosis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). METHODS This was a case-controlled study with a longitudinal design. According to our criteria, 324 patients with SSNHL were included in this study. To manage potential(More)
BACKGROUND It is evident that the rate of thyroid cancer is increasing throughout the world. One reason is increased detection of preclinical small cancers. However, it is not clear whether the increase in thyroid cancer rate is reducing the extent of thyroid surgeries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the thyroid cancer rate and analyze recent(More)
IMPORTANCE Rib cartilage from the sixth, seventh, and eighth ribs offers a long cartilaginous curvature, making the material reliable for grafting. Calcification of cartilage causes unexpected absorption, difficult manipulation, and donor site morbidity. Most studies of calcification were performed in Western countries. OBJECTIVE To investigate the(More)
CONCLUSION Surgical treatment of fibrous dysplasia of the temporal bone (TBFD) revealed relatively good outcomes. Also, active surgical intervention is necessary to prevent the formation of secondary cholesteatoma or other complications. In particular, FD involving the inner ear may require greater caution when deciding on the resection area and timing of(More)
BACKGROUND Tinnitus in children and adolescents is known to be as common as in adults. However, tinnitus in this young population is often overlooked, and a large population-based study designed to adjust for various risk factors for tinnitus is lacking. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Despite the high prevalence of voice disorders, the prevalence of laryngeal disease in the general population has not been determined using laryngoscopy. Factors considered associated with laryngeal disease have mostly been assessed using patient data or highly specific populations. We evaluated the prevalence of and associated factors(More)
OBJECTIVES To correlate Frey's syndrome with subjective symptoms, Minor's starch iodine test results, and infrared thermography measurements, and to discuss the utility of thermography as a quantitative diagnostic method. METHODS This study included 59 patients who underwent unilateral parotidectomy. A subjective clinical questionnaire and an objective(More)