Mitsuru Sekido

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To obtain symmetric appearance in facial palsy patients, it is important to retain any remaining potential of the compromised facial mimetic muscles. The purpose of the present study was to introduce surgical rehabilitation based on neural signal augmentation/neural supercharge concept for the treatment of reversible facial palsy patients. With construction(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, medical rapid prototyping (MRP) models, fabricated with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) techniques, have been applied to reconstructive surgery in the treatment of head and neck cancers. Here, we tested the use of preoperatively manufactured reconstruction plates, which were produced using MRP models. The(More)
  • M Sekido, M Takata, M Bandai, T Watanabe
  • 2005
In this paper, we perform a comparative evaluation of characteristics multi-hop transmission of typical omni-directional MAC protocol IEEE 802.11 DCF and three directional MAC protocols. We consider the validity of the directional MAC protocols and problems. Additionally, we describe the suitable environment when a directional MAC protocol is used.(More)
BACKGROUND The use of an interpositional nerve graft (IPNG) between the facial and hypoglossal nerves for incomplete facial palsy has recently been reported. However, its mechanism has not been elucidated. We established a rat model of IPNG to study incomplete facial palsy and confirmed the direction of innervation through the grafted nerve with or without(More)
An alternative approach, using a combination of nerve crossover and cross-nerve grafting technique in a single-stage procedure, was developed for the reconstruction of reversible facial palsy. This combined technique provides some benefits such as early facial reanimation resulting from the single-stage procedure, less morbidity and sufficient innervation(More)
BACKGROUND Double innervation of facial mimetic muscles by both facial and hypoglossal nerves after end-to-side neurorrhaphy has not been proven, although facial -hypoglossal end-to-side neurorrhaphy has been used in persistent incomplete facial palsy recently, and has achieved clinical evidences of recovery with rare synkinesis. We established a rat model(More)
INTRODUCTION Phacomatosis pigmentovascularis is a rare congenital condition characterized by vascular malformation associated with extensive pigmented nevi. Even though it forms a large, prominent skin lesion, therapy for phacomatosis pigmentovascularis is rarely discussed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of phacomatosis(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate surgery results, we established a novel method to digitize nasal morphology with the use of Hausdorff distance and analyzed nose morphology after cheiloplasty. STUDY DESIGN We evaluated the naris after primary cheiloplasty of 30 unilateral cleft lip and palate patients. Similarity between left and right sides was assessed by visual(More)
Median nerve entrapment with forearm fracture is rare, and surgical exploration in the early stage is rarely performed. We report the case of a 19-year-old man presenting with severe pain and numbness of the thumb, index, and middle fingers and half of the ring finger along with weakness of abduction and opposition of the thumb after fracture of the radial(More)