K. Marukawa

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OBJECT Because of their histological similarities, it is occasionally difficult to differentiate neurocytoma and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) from oligodendroglial tumors. This study was conducted to investigate genetic differences among these tumor types in terms of loss of heterozygosity on chromosomes 1p and 19q, and p53 gene mutation. (More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to objectively evaluate hypoesthesia of the upper lip following Le Fort I osteotomy in combination with mandibular osteotomy with trigeminal somatosensory evoked potential (TSEP). SUBJECTS AND METHODS The subjects consisted of 25 patients with mandibular prognathism with maxillary retrognathism mandibular prognathism(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between disc position and stress direction on the condyle by means of stress analysis using the rigid body spring model (RBSM) theory. The material consisted of 88 joints of 44 Class III dentofacial deformity patients, divided into symmetry and asymmetry groups on the basis of the Mx-Md midline position.(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and ramus after sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) with and without Le Fort I osteotomy. The subjects consisted of 87 Japanese patients diagnosed with mandibular prognathism with and without asymmetry. They were divided into 2 groups (42 symmetric patients and 45(More)
OBJECT Medulloblastoma is a malignant cerebellar tumor of childhood and is difficult to cure due to frequent cerebrospinal fluid dissemination. Amplification of the c-myc gene (4%) and messenger (mRNA) overexpression (50%) are known to be adverse prognostic indicators. Because mRNA overexpression cannot be explained by gene amplification alone, mechanisms(More)
Distraction osteogenesis of the maxilla is indicated for jaw deformities in patients with extreme dysgnathia. First, extraoral appliances were introduced, and currently intraoral appliances are in vogue. These have significantly reduced the amount of physical and psychological stress placed on the patients. The direction of force vector may be varied(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate bony change in an overlapped cortical bone area at the anterior site of the proximal segment after modified plate fixation with a bent plate in sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO). SUBJECTS AND METHODS The subjects were 66 patients (132 sides) who underwent bilateral SSRO setback surgery. After the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the recovery period of lower lip hypoesthesia between hybrid fixation and conventional fixation using absorbable plates and screw systems following sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO). SUBJECTS AND METHODS The subjects were 66 patients (132 sides) who underwent bilateral SSRO setback surgery. They were(More)