Kumiko Yukawa

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS This study aims to determine whether there are improved performances in cadaver temporal bone dissection after training using a VR simulator as a teaching aid compared with traditional training methods STUDY DESIGN Randomized control trial. METHODS Twenty participants with minimal temporal bone experience were recruited for this(More)
A case of primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the cecum was reported. Patient was a 52-year-old female, and complained of right lower abdominal pain. The barium enema and abdominal computed tomography demonstrated a localized mass involving the entire circumference of the cecum. Right hemicolectomy was performed and the resected specimen(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the insertion depth of a cochlear implant array affects postoperative speech perception. DESIGN The subjects were 48 postlingually deaf adults who received either the Nucleus 22 or the Nucleus 24 cochlear implant with a straight array. A postoperative radiograph of the cochlear electrode was used to estimate insertion(More)
BACKGROUND Gender differences in the prevalence of various manifestations of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is not as great as previously believed. The aim of the present study was to clarify the clinical patient characteristics of Japanese women and men with OSAS. METHODS A cross-sectional case-match control study was performed on patients from(More)
Recent progress in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has made it possible to obtain detailed images of the inner ear by delineating the lymphatic fluid within the labyrinth. We analyzed CT scans and MR images in 70 ears manifesting profound deafness owing to inner ear lesions and compared their detective ability for inner ear lesions. The following results(More)
OBJECTIVE A significant benefit of virtual reality (VR) simulation is the ability to provide self-direct learning for trainees. This study aims to determine whether there are any differences in performance of cadaver temporal bone dissections between novices who received traditional teaching methods and those who received unsupervised self-directed learning(More)
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the common vestibular disorders. Canalolithiasis is thought to be a likely lesion. A canalith repositioning procedure (CRP by Epley) generally yields good resolution of vertigo and nystagmus. The authors confirmed the efficacy of this procedure on typical BPPV of the posterior semicircular canal type. We(More)
Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is a clinical syndrome of uncertain etiology. We present the neuro-otological findings of 2 cases of bilateral hearing loss, dizziness and the antibody profiles of the inner ears. Case 1 had bilateral progressive hearing loss, vestibular dysfunction and abnormal eye movement as the disease progressed. She had inner ear(More)
Paraffin has been used as a liquid prosthesis for medical purposes, and is still the base material in some ointments. However, it sometimes causes foreign-body reaction resulting in paraffinoma. We present a case of paraffinoma in a 64-year-old woman, which occurred in the eyelid after endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis. During surgery, a small(More)