Ki-Hong Chang

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical characteristics of struma ovarii. METHODS Twenty-five cases of struma ovarii were reviewed retrospectively from June 1994 to April 2007. The presenting clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features of the patients were reviewed. RESULTS The mean age of the patients in this study was 45.3 years. The majority was of(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent data suggest that pretreatment HPV (Human papillomavirus) viral load is useful to predict the severity of intraepithelial lesions of the uterine cervix and formulate a treatment plan. However, the relationship between initial HPV viral load and prognosis of cervical cancer patients has not yet been clearly defined. The objective of this(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of postoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) and to investigate the recurrence and survival rates after adjuvant CCRT in high-risk early cervical cancer (stages IA2, IB, IIA) patients who were treated by radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy. METHODS From July 1994 to June(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to compare the diagnostic performance of sonohysterography (SH) with that of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in estimation of myometrial invasion and to evaluate the influence of SH on peritoneal cytologic results for patients with endometrial cancer. METHODS Seventy-four patients with endometrial cancer were(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of a three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of computed tomography (CT) images in determining the anatomy and topographic relationship between various important structures. Using 40 ears from 20 patients with various otological diseases, a 3D reconstruction based on the image data from spiral(More)
OBJECTIVE Aberrant expression of the cell surface proteoglycan, syndecan-1, is found in many malignancies. The current study describes the immunohistochemical study of syndecan-1 expression in normal, hyperplastic, and malignant endometrial tissues for evaluation of application as a parameter of cancer progression in patients with endometrial hyperplasia.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the prognostic factors in Bell's palsy and Ramsay Hunt syndrome (HZO). METHODS A retrospective, institutional review board-approved study at a university-based hospital. A total of 81 patients consisting of 55 Bell's palsy patients and 26 HZO patients were enrolled in this study. The treatment consisted uniformly in all(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to summarize clinical presentation, treatment, and recurrence of preauricular sinuses. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective, institutional review board-approved study reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent preauricular fistulectomy between January 1995 and June 2005 at university-based hospitals(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied the inflammatory responses in otitis media with effusion induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in rats, and compared the preventive effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) soluble receptor type I (sTNFRI, a TNF-alpha antagonist), platelet activating factor antagonist, and the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to verify whether the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) criteria are valid in a different cohort of patients and to investigate simplified new criteria tailoring adjuvant radiation therapy in patients with intermediate-risk factors after radical hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN We analyzed the data of 332 patients with FIGO(More)