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Craniofacial Resection for Sinonasal Malignant Tumors: Statistical Analysis of Surgical Outcome over 17 Years at a Single Institution.
We present a retrospective analysis of surgical outcome of sinonasal malignant tumors. Overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), local control (LC), and disease-free survival (DFS) wereExpand
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Acrolein, IL-6 and CRP as markers of silent brain infarction.
We found previously that increased levels of polyamine oxidase (PAO) [acetylpolyamine oxidase (AcPAO) plus spermine oxidase (SMO)], and acrolein (CH(2)CHCHO) are good markers of stroke. We thenExpand
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Treatment policy for petroclival meningioma based on tumor size: aiming radical removal in small tumors for obtaining cure without morbidity
Aggressive tumor removal is not always the best treatment for petroclival meningioma (PCM). However, radical removal actually provides the cure with minimal morbidity. We evaluated the relation ofExpand
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Short-term preoperative octreotide treatment for TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma.
Preoperative control of hyperthyroidism in patients with TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas (TSHoma) may avoid perioperative thyroid storm. Perioperative administration of octreotide may controlExpand
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Life-Threatening Intracranial Hypotension after Skull Base Surgery with Lumbar Drainage
Although lumbar drainage (LD) is widely used in skull base surgery (SBS), no cases with intracranial hypotension (IH) following LD-assisted SBS have been reported, and skull base surgeons lackExpand
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Postoperative growth hormone dynamics in clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma.
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is an endocrine disorder characterized by insufficient production of growth hormone (GH). Non-functioning pituitary adenoma (NFPA) is one of common causes of GHD.Expand
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Endoscopic endonasal skull base reconstruction using a nasal septal flap: surgical results and comparison with previous reconstructions
The objective of this study is to evaluate the usefulness and reliability of endoscopic endonasal skull base reconstructions using a nasal septal flap. This study is designed as a retrospectiveExpand
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Endoscopic endonasal pituitary and skull base surgery.
Here we describe the procedures of endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery in our institute. We also review the literature to reveal recent advances in this field. Endonasal approach via theExpand
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Endoscopic endonasal trans-sphenoidal optic nerve decompression for traumatic optic neuropathy--technical note.
The endoscopic endonasal trans-sphenoidal approach can decompress the traumatized and swollen optic nerve without brain retraction. Three cases of traumatic optic neuropathy (TON) were treated byExpand
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Gene sequencing and characterization of the light-harvesting complex 2 from thermophilic purple sulfur bacterium Thermochromatiumtepidum
In this study, gene sequences coding for the light-harvesting (LH) 2 polypeptides from a thermophilic purple sulfur bacterium Thermochromatiumtepidum are reported and characterization of the LH2Expand
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