Shao-Cheng Liu

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BACKGROUND Microvascular free flap transplantation is the current most common choice for reconstruction of difficult through-and-through buccal defect after cancer extirpation. The chimeric anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is an ideal flap to cover this full thickness defect, but variation in the location of perforators is a major concern. Herein, we(More)
BACKGROUND Vidian neurectomy was an option for treating allergic rhinitis in the past but outcomes varied. A modified transsphenoidal approach is proposed to simplify endoscopic vidian neurectomy. The postoperative evaluation of rhinorrhea, sneezing, and recurrence was investigated. METHODS A total of 317 patients with refractory allergic rhinitis(More)
BACKGROUND The transient receptor potential channel melastatin 8 (TRPM8) has been proposed to be a cold receptor. However, its distribution and physiologic role in the nose is not yet fully explored. OBJECTIVE We investigated the expression of TRPM8 in human nasal mucosa and its function when using the TRPM8 agonist. METHODS Immunohistochemistry was(More)
BACKGROUND After vidian neurectomy, low reported rates of dry eye syndrome (DES) seemed incompatible with the high success rate of nerve severance in previous studies. This study aimed at understanding of the pathophysiology of lacrimation and evaluating the effect of thermal injury through the distal stump on the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) after vidian(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the vidian nerve anatomy by endoscopy and paranasal sinus computed tomography (CT) to elucidate the appropriate surgical approach based on preoperative CT images. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. PATIENTS Sixty-seven patients(More)
For around 50 years, various approaches to the vidian neurectomy have been advocated. This indicates that there is no single surgical technique that is superior to all others. In this report, we analyze the included angle between the posterior end of middle turbinate and the anterior opening of the vidian canal. The aim of this paper is to use preoperative(More)
This study reported our experience of the clinical characteristics of periparotid recurrence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) after parotid-gland-sparing radiotherapy. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 296 patients with NPC who underwent parotid-gland-sparing radiotherapy at the Tri-Service General Hospital from 1998 to 2008. Eighty-three patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Anterolateral thigh flap (ALT) is an useful flap for head and neck reconstruction, but the variable perforators may limit its applications. Our goal was to clarify the benefits of preoperative CT angiography (CTA) in mapping of free ALT perforators for reconstruction of cheek through-and-through defects. METHOD We retrospectively reviewed 32(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the anatomic relationship between the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and the third tracheal ring, which was very important for rapid identification of RLN in our hands. METHODS This study was initially performed using 8 fresh cadavers (4 female and 4 male). The transverse nerve location from the third trachea and the depth from its(More)