Kazuyuki Minowa

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OBJECTIVES To determine by CT and MRI the contents of static bone cavities (SBCs), which are thought to be formed by aberration of the submandibular gland. METHODS Non-contrast-enhanced and contrast-enhanced CT was performed on 12 subjects (10 male and 2 female; age 18-64 years; mean age 57 years) in whom SBCs had been discovered incidentally on panoramic(More)
We report the radiographical findings of a rare case of intraosseous schwannoma of the mandible. The tumour that presented as a unilocular, well-defined, radiolucent lesion on plain radiography was located in the molar region. On CT, the tumour was a well-demarcated mass with no periosteal reaction and no destruction of the bone cortex. Destructive changes(More)
Contracture of jaw-closing muscles is one of the causes of limitations of jaw opening. In contracture patients who have no history of trauma or infection, it is not easy to distinguish contracture from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) closed lock (TCL). The purpose of this study was to clarify whether there is any difference between electromyographic (EMG)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the shapes of roots of impacted teeth shown in three-dimensional computed tomographic images (3D Dental-computed tomography (CT) images) and plain radiographs and to determine whether 3D Dental-CT images are useful for examination before performing an operation for extraction of a maxillary impacted tooth. METHODS AND PATIENTS Images(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify whether hot pack therapy can change the blood flow of human masseter muscles. Thirty-two healthy subjects with no history of muscle pain in the masticatory system participated and were divided into two groups. One group underwent proper hot pack therapy (hot pack group) and the other underwent sham hot pack therapy(More)
PURPOSE To review computed tomography (CT) findings of histopathologically examined static bone cavities in order to determine whether an additional pathogenesis may play a role in this disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS Four patients with histopathologically examined static bone cavities were included in this retrospective study. Location, appearance of bone(More)
Contracture of the jaw-closing muscles is one of the causes of limitation of jaw opening. This study examined whether there is any difference between the EMG activities of jaw-closing muscles during jaw opening in healthy people and in patients with masseter muscle contracture (MMC), who do not have a history of trauma or infection. The patient group(More)
Gas in the joint space was observed in three patients with condylar fracture who were referred for CT examinations of the mandible. CT showed that the condylar fractures were non-open fractures. The gas was only observed in the intrajoint capsule of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Follow-up CT, 4 days after the initial CT, showed that the gas in the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of the static magnetic field of magnetic resonance (MR) scanners on keepers (ie, ferromagnetic stainless steel plate adhered to the abutment tooth of dental magnetic attachments). MATERIALS AND METHODS Magnetically induced displacement force and torque on keepers were measured using 1.5 Tesla (T) and 3.0 T MR scanners and a(More)
Many reports have demonstrated significant region-dependent differences in the fiber-type composition of the human masseter muscle. Therefore, it is considered that there is intramuscular heterogeneity of metabolic activity in the muscle. The present study was carried out, with two-dimensional Chemical Shift Imaging, to detect differences between the deep(More)