Kuo-Jung Juan

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An elongated styloid process may be a source of craniofacial and cervical pain. The syndrome is characterized by a variety of symptoms including difficulty in swallowing, sore throat, glossodynia, headache and hemifacial pain. Sometimes, the pain is localized or radiates to the jaw and ear and may simulate pain of dental origin. Diagnosis is readily made by(More)
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a hereditary autosomal dominant disorder. Von Recklinghausen first described NF in 1882, which is now classified as Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF-1). NF-1 is the most commonly encountered NF which affects 1 in 4000 persons. Clinical manifestations of NF-1 include: generalized cutaneous neurofibroma, pigmented skin patches (cafe-au-lait(More)
In the past, radiation therapy was the main treatment modality in nasopharyngeal cancer, but recently, combined induction chemotherapy has become a trend. In this study patients with NPC were divided into two groups. In Group I, 46 cases were treated with chemotherapy (Cisplatin + 5-Fu) and radiation. In Group II, 49 cases were given radiation only. The(More)
Eighty nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients and another eighty head and neck cancer (HNC, non-NPC) patients were enrolled as two experimental groups to study their salivary function by using Tc99m sialography. Twenty healthy subjects were also employed as a control group. The patients received an intravenous injection of 4 mCi of 99mTc-pertechnetate(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common malignant neoplasm of the head and neck that occurs in people in the southeastern Asian area, including Taiwan. The significant association of p53 expression in NPC suggested that p53 overexpression seemed to occur at an early stage in the development of NPC. Alterations of p53 status were(More)
Twelve patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) were studied for spontaneous and phytohemagglutin (PHA)-stimulated production of cytokines, soluble markers and [3H] thymidine incorporation by mononuclear cells. The same number of patients with skin cancer and healthy subjects were used as control groups. Our results showed that the NPC group produced(More)
Ninety-eight untreated patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck of different localizations (larynx 36, oral cavity 48, nasal cavity 14) were selected for a study to measure TPA, CEA, CA 19-9, CA125 pre- and post-therapy. Fifty healthy individuals and 42 patients with benign lesions were as normal and disease controls. The positive rates(More)
A mitochondrial tRNA mutation at nucleotide 3,243 is known to be found in most patients with MELAS (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes). We report a 30 year-old female patient of MELAS, diagnosed 5 years ago, who presented herself to our ENT outpatient department because of her bilateral tinnitus and(More)
We have seen 13 cases of pseudocyst of the auricle in the past two years (1990-1991). Twelve of the 13 cases that were treated with needle aspiration and intralesional steroid injection are reviewed retrospectively. The results were quite satisfactory. In 10 cases, the cystic swelling disappeared without recurrence after such treatments. The remaining 2(More)
Fifty-five mucopyoceles in 53 patients were diagnosed during the 10-year period from 1982 to 1992 in our department. These included 8 from the frontal sinus, 25 from the maxillary sinus, 10 from the ethmoidal sinus, 1 from the maxillary and ethmoidal sinuses, 7 from the frontoethmoidal sinuses and 4 from the sphenoethmoidal sinuses. The patients ranged in(More)