Kazuha Oda

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CONCLUSION The lingual branches of the glossopharyngeal nerve were most likely to bring not only gustatory nerves to the postsulcal part of the tongue but also autonomic nerves to the small glands and vessels. Tonsillectomy may injure the ganglion or reduce its function due to scar formation after surgery. OBJECTIVES To determine the topographical anatomy(More)
Internal auditory canal anomalies are rare. Narrow internal auditory canal is believed to occur as a result of aplasia or hypoplasia of the vestibulocochlear nerve. Narrow duplication of the internal auditory canal is considered to be very rare. Narrow duplication of the internal auditory canal with inner ear malformation has been reported in only 3 cases.(More)
OBJECTIVE Variations in the effects of masking noise were evaluated in different pathologies of sensorineural hearing loss. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Fifty-five ears of 30 patients with sensorineural hearing loss who underwent noise audiometry in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck(More)
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune astrocytopathy caused by anti-aquaporin 4 antibody. Only two patients with NMO have been reported presenting with hearing disorders to our knowledge. We recently treated a 40-year-old woman with NMO complaining of right hearing loss. Audiometry showed minimal asymmetry, but the auditory brainstem responses (ABR)(More)
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