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We are reporting two cases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma that showed dense contrast enhancement on the early phase spiral CT scan and isodensity on the delayed phase scan. Both lesions were located in the head portion of the pancreas, with diameters of 2 cm and 5 cm, respectively. Despite its extremely rare incidence, adenocarcinoma may be included in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of soybean-derived pinitol on glycaemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in Korean patients with type II diabetes mellitus. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. SETTING Pusan Paik Hospital, Pusan, Republic of Korea. INTERVENTIONS A total of 30 patients with type II diabetes(More)
Sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) is one of the surgical techniques used to correct mandibular deformities. In order to prevent many surgical anatomical problems, we observed the anatomical structures related to SSRO. In dry mandibles of Koreans, lingular tips were located somewhat posteriorly and superiorly on the mandibular ramus. On the coronal(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the long-term treatment outcomes of endovenous laser ablation (EVA) of incompetent small saphenous veins (SSV) with a 980-nm diode laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-four patients (96 limbs), with varicose veins and reflux in the SSV on duplex ultrasound examination, were treated with a 980-nm diode laser under ultrasound- or(More)
The spread pattern of a tumour and its extent in the mandible are important in the management of gingival cancer. Sixteen patients with gingival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the mandible in the molar region were included in this study. Resection specimens of the mandibular bone and adjacent cancer were histologically analysed to identify the type(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify the socioeconomic factors associated with the prevalence of periodontitis in Koreans. METHODS Cross-sectional data from 12 763 subjects, 15 years old and above, who underwent periodontal examinations were obtained from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV (2007-209). Multivariate(More)
A solitary plasmacytoma occurring in the mandible of a 15-year-old Korean male 6 years after renal transplantation is reported. The tumour presented as a hyperplastic gingival overgrowth in the right madibular molar area. Histology and immunohistochemistry revealed plasmacytoma and monoclonality of the kappa chain and IgG. In situ hybridization for(More)
Vascularized fibula flaps have many advantages in the restoration of the contour and function of the mandible. Potential disadvantages include, unreliable skin paddle and the limited volume of the fibula. This study was designed, to clarify the anatomy of the peroneal artery to the fibula and lateral leg skin, and to measure the dimensions of the fibula(More)
An elongated solid lesion observed on ultrasonography and CT in the biliary tree causing a smooth filling defect on cholangiography was observed in 2 patients. No tumor was observed in the liver parenchyma either on radiography or at operation. Histopathology showed hepatocellular carcinoma. After removal of the intraductal tumors, recurrence was observed(More)
AIM To evaluate findings of arterioportal shunts not directly related to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) which were seen within third-order portal branches on computed tomography (CT) during hepatic arteriography (CTHA), arterial portography (CTAP), and dual phase spiral CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS At CTHA in 112 patients, we examined third-order portal vein(More)