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OBJECTIVES To determine chronological characteristics of vestibular recovery after vestibular neuritis (VN) by using various clinical parameters. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. METHODS Twenty of 22 consecutive patients with acute VN underwent serial follow-ups of static (spontaneous nystagmus, subjective visual vertical, and ocular torsion)(More)
A prospective, randomized, double-blind trial was conducted in 101 patients to evaluate the safety and benefits of immediate definitive surgery for perforated duodenal ulcers. These patients, who were judged by predefined criteria to be medically fit and to have perforations in chronic ulcers, were randomized to undergo simple closure (35 patients), truncal(More)
Previous studies have shown that approximately 50% and 70% of duodenal ulcers heal after 2 and 4 wk, respectively, of cimetidine, and at least one-third heal after 4 wk of placebo. In order to identify these groups of ulcers before treatment, a two-phase study was performed, including an initial double-blind trial of cimetidine vs. placebo in 120 patients,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of otolaryngologic diseases in Korea. METHODS We obtained data from the 2008 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES), which were cross-sectional surveys of the civilian, non-institutionalized population of South Korea (n=4,930). A field survey team that included an(More)
BACKGROUND In benign paroxysmal positional vertigo involving the horizontal canal (HC-BPPV), nystagmus may be induced by neck flexion in the pitch plane while sitting (head-bending nystagmus). OBJECTIVE To determine the characteristics and lateralizing value of head-bending nystagmus in HC-BPPV. METHODS Using video-oculography, head-bending nystagmus(More)
A retrospective study of 100 proved cases of primary carcinoma of the gallbladder admitted to the University Surgical Unit, University of Hong Kong, over a 20-year period was undertaken. The female to male ratio was 1.4 to 1. The peak incidence was in the seventh decade for the females and the sixth decade for the males. Preoperative diagnosis was made in(More)
Three patients with mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the bile duct are described. In two patients the tumor arose from the common hepatic duct. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the extrahepatic bile duct has not been previously reported. The clinical features and pathologic behavior of this rare type of tumor are similar to the usual biliary adenocarcinoma. The(More)
BACKGROUND Horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is characterized by horizontal direction-changing nystagmus induced by lateral head turning in supine position. According to Ewald's second law, the direction of head turning that creates a stronger response represents the affected side in geotropic nystagmus and the healthy side in(More)
Superficial siderosis (SS) of the central nervous system has been thought to be a rare condition that generates progressive hearing loss, ataxia, pyramidal signs, and dementia. The main cause of hearing loss by SS is thought to be neuronal. Because there is no histopathologic report of the human temporal bone in SS, there is a debate about the possibility(More)
Thinning or dehiscence of the superior semicircular canal may occur on the middle cranial fossa floor or adjacent to the superior petrosal sinus (SPS). However, no symptomatic cases of superior canal dehiscence by SPS have been previously described. A 45-year-old woman presented with left-side pulsating tinnitus, autophony and disequilibrium. Examination(More)