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PURPOSE This study investigated the relationship between the extent of fracture and enophthalmos in blowout fractures of the medial orbital wall. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nine patients with isolated blowout fractures of the medial orbital wall, confirmed by computed tomography scans, were evaluated. The area of fracture and the volume of herniated orbital(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that genetic variation accounts for approximately half of the variance in periodontitis. The reported association of polymorphisms in the osteoprotegerin (OPG) gene with osteoporosis suggests that the OPG gene may also influence the genetic risk for periodontitis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We investigated the distribution of(More)
Soft-tissue lateral neck radiography is important for diagnosing acute supraglottitis. This study aimed to determine the objective criteria for a diagnosis of acute supraglottitis from soft-tissue lateral neck radiographs in Korean adults. The parameters in 30 adult patients with acute supraglottitis were compared with those of age- and sex-matched normal(More)
PURPOSE This article describes the endonasal endoscopic reduction (EER) of blowout fractures (BOFs) of the medial orbital walls and reports the clinical results. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen patients who underwent EER for a BOF of the medial orbital wall were analyzed. The surgical indications for treatment were diplopia, limitation of eye movements, and(More)
The 68-kDa antigen detected in the sera of patients with autoimmune inner ear disease is known to represent the highly inducible heat shock protein 70 (hsp70). To evaluate the existence of anti-hsp70 in the sera of patients with Meniere's disease and to develop a more reliable method to detect this antibody, the sera of patients and controls were examined.(More)
A lacrimal sac mucocele is an uncommon disease usually treated by ophthalmologists. In rare cases, it is sometimes associated with a nasolacrimal duct cyst presenting as an intranasal cystic mass, which needs the involvement of an otolaryngologist in diagnosis and management. Two cases of lacrimal sac mucoceles with nasolacrimal duct cysts are presented(More)
Subcutaneous cervical and mediastinal emphysema usually can occurs as a result of surgery or trauma. Spontaneous cervical subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum, occurring in the absence of previous disorders or provocating factors, is very rare. The following case report of spontaneous cervical and mediastinal emphysema is assumed to be the first of(More)
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