Kazuyuki Minowa

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We report brain MRI findings in four patients with typical Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) and correlate them with clinical manifestations. MRI was interpreted as normal in two patients; cerebral and cerebellar atrophy was seen in the other two. On T2-weighted spin-echo images, two patients had high-signal lesions bilaterally in subcortical white matter,(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)
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)
We examined the relationship between contingent negative variation (CNV) amplitude and digastric muscle activity in jaw-opening motor task. Subjects were instructed to open their jaws in response to a sound stimulus following a visual warning stimulus. Electroencephalograms were averaged by using the visual stimulus pulse as a trigger. Bilateral CNVs were(More)
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