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 temporomandibular joint (TMJ) morphology and clinical symptoms after intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO) with and without a Le Fort I osteotomy. Of 50 Japanese patients with mandibular prognathism with mandibular and bimaxillary asymmetry, 25 underwent IVRO and 25 underwent IVRO in combination(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)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate hypoesthesia of the lower lip using trigeminal somatosensory-evoked potential following 2 types of sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) and intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO). There were 30 patients with mandibular prognathism, with and without asymmetry, who were divided into three groups: the Obwegeser(More)
Sinusitis of dental origin is a relatively frequent entity, and odontomas are considered to be the most common odontogenic tumors of the oral cavity. Eruption and infection of odontomas are extremely rare. Here, we report an interesting case where odontoma was found in the wake of the maxillary sinusitis onset.