Norman J. Chan

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Purpose The sphenoid sinus is a complex structure with key variations that are important for endoscopic parasellar approaches. In this study, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans were analyzed for the frequency of these variations. Methods A retrospective radiographic analysis was conducted on patients undergoing HRCT between July 2008 and(More)
Epistaxis is a common clinical complaint with a spectrum of severity ranging from spontaneous cessation to unrelenting, life threatening hemorrhage requiring surgical treatment. Both otolaryngologic and neurointerventional techniques are discussed to provide a comprehensive paradigm to treat patients with epistaxis. An exhaustive review of the anatomic(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Onodi cells are the posterior-most ethmoid air cells that lie superior to the sphenoid sinus. Identification of these cells is essential prior to endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery due to their intricate relationship with the optic nerves and carotid arteries, which may lead to deleterious complications. In this study,(More)
Histotechnological processing of DNA can cause damage to and loss of DNA and can change its structure. DNA probes have severe tissue-staining limitations. New DNA probes and improved histotechnology are needed to enhance the characterization of fixed tissue-bound DNA. Our team developed a novel DNA staining technique and histotechnological processing(More)
Vibration anesthesia is an effective pain-reduction technique for facial cosmetic injections. The analgesic effect of this method was tested in this study during facial dermal filler injections. The study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of vibration anesthesia for these facial injections. This prospective study analyzed 41 patients who received(More)
Quantification of two types of nucleic acids [double-stranded (ds-) and single-stranded (ss-) DNA] was performed to understand the distribution of DNA within the epidermal strata and to examine the effects of DNA structure on gene expression, viz., apoptosis and terminal differentiation. In addition, we examined the precise starting point of cell death(More)
PURPOSE Release of the orbicularis retaining ligament (ORL) has been advocated as a technique to address tear trough deformities. This study sought to compare the effectiveness and morbidity of lower blepharoplasty with and without ORL release. METHODS Retrospective chart review of 53 lower blepharoplasty patients. Twenty-six patients had ORL release and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the duration of use, presentation, and management of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor-related angioedema patients at an urban academic medical center. METHODS Retrospective chart review. RESULTS Eighty-eight patients who presented with ACE inhibitor-related angioedema between January 1, 2012, and(More)
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