Ryuji Shichinohe

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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)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Neuregulin-1 is an essential axoglial signal required for peripheral nerve development, and evidence that neuregulin-1 is also required for effective nerve repair is growing. In this study, the effects of neuregulin-1-impregnated gelatin hydrogels on nerve regeneration and functional recovery after anastomosis of the facial nerve were(More)
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a rare high-grade soft tissue sarcoma. The epithelioid variant accounts for 5% or less of MPNSTs; the clinical behavior of this variant is unclear. Reports of approximately 40 cases are available in the English literature; however, most reports addressed clinicopathological features rather than therapeutic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Various techniques have been introduced for reconstruction of the facial nerve. An improved method of neurorrhaphy to achieve satisfactory mimetic muscle function is required. We made and compared three different neurorrhaphy models to elucidate the effect of neural window size and condition of the neurorrhaphy site on axonal(More)
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