Michihiko Nozue

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 Forty-three surgical cases were retrospectively analyzed to establish diagnostic criteria and operative indications for vertigo and tinnitus due to neurovascular compression (NVC) of the eighth cranial nerve (8th N). Many NVC syndromes were mistakenly diagnosed as Ménière's disease or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. NVC was confirmed in 31 of the 43(More)
OBJECT The authors sought to clarify the clinical characteristics of tinnitus resulting from neurovascular compression (NVC) of the eighth cranial nerve. METHODS The authors explored the eighth cranial nerve in the cerebellopontine cistern during neurovascular decompression (NVD) of the facial nerve in 10 patients with hemifacial spasm who suffered from(More)
 Considerable skepticism still exists concerning the concept of neurovascular compression (NVC) syndromes of the eighth cranial nerve (8th N). If such syndromes exist, the sites of compression of the nerve must explain the symptoms encountered. We recorded compound action potentials of the cochlear nerve (CCAPs) during neurovascular decompression (NVD) to(More)
VP24, an abundant protein of 24 kD, was found to accumulate in the anthocyanin-containing vacuoles of cells of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) in suspension culture. Light-induced expression of VP24 was analyzed by immunoblotting in three different cell lines that produced anthocyanins at different rates. The expression of VP24 was closely correlated with(More)
A 38-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis who developed Wegener's granulomatosis is described. Wegener's granulomatosis appeared with saddle nose, perforation in her nasal septum, and granuloma in the nasal cavity. Laboratory evaluation showed a positive rheumatoid factor and circulating immune complex. Radiographic examination revealed ankylotic(More)
The authors report a case of a cerebellopontine (CP) angle lipoma with a very unusual histological appearance. The 38-year-old male patient suffered vertigo, left tinnitus, and left hearing disturbance. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a nonenhanced low-density area and a high-intensity region in the left CP angle, respectively. The(More)
We present a case of spontaneous rupture of bladder diverticulum three years after postoperative whole pelvic irradiation (50.4 Gy) for carcinoma of the uterine cervix. The patient had suffered from a neurogenic bladder after hysterectomy, but excretory urography revealed no abnormalities. Bladder diverticulum was found two years later. Spontaneous rupture(More)
Symptoms and incidence of neuroborreliosis (NB) were studied in ambulatory patients visiting the ENT clinic in Helsinki. Especially we tried to search for possible markers indicating the connection between vestibular neuronitis and NB. A total of 350 patients were screened with the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique for possible antibodies(More)
The case of an 84-year-old man with perianal mucinous carcinoma is presented. The tumour was 6 cm in diameter and extended into the surrounding tissues. Taking the patient's advanced age and disease into account, rectosigmoidectomy and colostomy were carried out without resection of most of the tumour. Radiotherapy consisted of pre-operative external beam(More)