Kunihiro Kurihara

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BACKGROUND Various surgical techniques for the treatment of craniosynostosis using distraction devices have been described over the last few years and we have applied these procedures in seven patients with varying types of craniosynostosis. The aim of this report is to clarify the advantages and disadvantages of these surgical methods and to discuss(More)
We have encountered 11 cases of Kimura disease, comprising 10 males and 1 female. The ages at presentation ranged from 16 to 48 years, with a mean of 31.5 years. The sites of the subcutaneous masses were bilateral posterior auricular regions in two cases, frontal region in two cases, temporal region in two cases, head region in one case, parotid region in(More)
In treatment of moderate to severe blepharoptosis in the Oriental, an excellent result can be obtained by frontalis suspension using free palmaris longus tendons. Postoperative functional training is unnecessary. Children of 5 or 6 with congenital upper eyelid ptosis are favorable candidates for correction by this method. In traumatic cases, the operation(More)
Based on clinical experience, the senior author has become convinced that wounds produced to correct the deformities of patients with neurofibromatosis (NF-1) have produced remarkably good scars, the interesting feature being that progression to keloid or hypertrophic scar is rare. The other point noted was that this situation did not change, no matter the(More)
We tested four different combinations of alpha-CD and CYA: 0.075% and 80 mg/mL alpha-CD, 0.025% CYA and 40 mg/mL alpha-CD, 0.009% CYA and 20 mg/mL alpha-CD, and 0.003% CYA and 10 mg/mL alpha-CD. We found that 0.025% CYA (alpha-CD[40 mg/mL]) resulted in the least corneal toxicity and penetrated in the cornea 5 to 10 times more than did lipophilic vehicle(More)
A 41-year-old woman developed two subcutaneous pleomorphic adenomas on her face. Pleomorphic adenoma usually arises as a benign tumour of a major salivary gland and often develops multifocally within the gland. These two pleomorphic adenomas originated in the subcutaneous layer of the face, also multifocally. They were excised, she made a good recovery, and(More)
Identification and preservation of the facial nerve during extirpative and reconstructive surgery represents a challenge even for the experienced surgeon. We present an experimental intraoperative technique for staining the facial nerve and its branches that is safe, accurate, and inexpensive. Leucomethylene blue is injected into the precise region of the(More)
Three patients underwent finger reconstruction using free dorsal middle phalangeal finger flaps (DMF flaps). All flaps survived. The free DMF flap relies on blood flow from the dorsal branches of the digital artery and is harvested from the skin on the dorsum of the middle phalanx. The digital artery gives rise to four dorsal branches; two in the middle and(More)
Various surgical techniques for the treatment of craniosynostosis using distraction devices have been described over the last few years and we have applied these procedures in seven patients with varying types of craniosynostosis. The aim of this report is to clarify the advantages and disadvantages of these surgical methods and to discuss current concepts(More)
Random vascular patterned caudally based McFarlane-type skin flaps were elevated in groups of Fischer 344 rats. Groups of rats were then acutely exposed on an intermittent basis to smoke generated from well-characterized research filter cigarettes. Previously developed smoke inhalation exposure protocols were employed using a Maddox-ORNL inhalation exposure(More)