Kang-Chao Wu

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BACKGROUND Angiogenesis is widely investigated in conjunction with cancer development, in particular because of the possibility of early stage detection and of new therapeutic strategies. However, such studies are negatively affected by the limitations of imaging techniques in the detection of microscopic blood vessels (diameter 3-5 μm) grown under(More)
Mycobacterium chelonae usually causes soft-tissue and skin infection. It is a rare cause of otomastoiditis. The clinical presentation and operative findings are similar to those of other nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. We describe a case of left-sided otomastoiditis with acute facial nerve paralysis caused by this organism in a previously well(More)
CONCLUSIONS Radial forearm free flap (RFFF)-accompanied phonation tube (PT) for voice and speech restoration after pharyngolaryngectomy is promising, especially in phonation efficacy and intelligibility. It offers not only another safe surgical option but also a satisfactory result for such patients with advanced hypopharyngeal cancer. OBJECTIVES We use(More)
A subglottic cyst is a rare cause of neonatal upper airway obstruction, which may be misinterpreted as a subglottic hemangioma. With the advent of narrow-band imaging, the application of its unique features in analyzing the mucosa surface's vascular structures in pediatric subglottic lesions remains to be investigated. Here, we report the case of a preterm(More)
Almost all aural cholesterol granulomas develop in the mucosa of the middle ear. We describe the case of a 14-year-old girl who presented with an asymptomatic, nontender, dark-blue, cystic lesion in the posteroinferior portion of the left ear canal. The mass was excised via a postauricular approach. Postoperatively, the mass was identified as a cholesterol(More)
Brainstem hemorrhage usually presented with acute multiple neurologic dysfunction, and the prognosis was poor. Rarely, it can manifest with audiovestibular symptoms only. Here, we report a case of brainstem hemorrhage involving the right middle cerebellar peduncle and dorsal lateral pons presented with constant nonpulsatile tinnitus and rotatory vertigo. We(More)