Michitaka Iwanaga

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OBJECTIVE To present the clinical results of closing chronic tympanic membrane (TM) perforations using basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) combined with an atelocollagen/silicone bilayer membrane patch. STUDY DESIGN Closure of TM perforations in 87 patients was attempted using bFGF, which is thought to promote the regeneration of TM tissues by(More)
Temporary tinnitus and/or hearing loss elicited by contraction of facial mimetic muscles are often observed on the affected side in patients recovering from facial nerve paralysis and in those with facial spasm. In order to clarify the mechanism of this phenomenon, changes in auditory threshold and middle ear compliance during voluntary contraction of(More)
Two small facial neurinomas located in the horizontal portion were presented to demonstrate the clinical features, diagnostic evaluation, and surgical treatment. These two cases show the early state of facial neurinoma and suggest the mechanism of facial paralysis by facial neurinoma. Facial nerve decompression is recommended for Bell's palsy unresponsive(More)
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