Takashi Masaki

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OBJECTIVE Supracricoid laryngectomy (SCL) with Cricohyoidoepiglotto-pexy (CHEP) or Cricohyoido-pexy (CHP) is an organ preservation surgery indicated for early and selected advanced laryngeal cancers. To verify the clinical usefulness of supracricoid laryngectomy versus total laryngectomy, a retrospective review was conducted. METHODS We summarized the(More)
OBJECTIVES Supracricoid laryngectomy (SCL) is a reliable laryngeal preservation surgery. However, close surgical margins are often inevitable. Based on clinicopathological analyses of supracricoid laryngectomized specimens, we evaluated the evidence base supporting minimal margins. METHODS The distance between tumor edge and resected margin was measured(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Narrow band imaging combined with magnifying endoscopy (NBI-ME) is useful for the detection of superficial cancer in the oropharynx, hypopharynx, and esophagus. We used NBI-ME to evaluate the frequency of superficial cancer spread (SCS) contiguous with advanced oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers and esophageal cancers. STUDY(More)
We present two cases of superficial squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth, which were coincidentally detected by narrow band imaging (NBI) combined with magnifying gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) during gastrointestinal evaluation. We successfully removed the lesions using laser assisted with NBI combined with magnifying GIE. Because NBI(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Multicentric squamous dysplasia in the esophagus can be visualized by Lugol chromoendoscopy as multiple Lugol-voiding lesions (LVLs). Narrow-band imaging combined with magnifying endoscopy (NBI-ME) facilitates the detection of superficial squamous cell carcinoma within the head and neck region (HNSCC). We investigated risk factors for(More)
In a previous study, the authors reported the clinical and radiological results of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) scoliosis surgery in 14 patients with a low FVC of <30%. The purpose of this study was to determine if surgery improved function and QOL in these patients. Furthermore, the authors assessed the patients’ and parents’ satisfaction. %FVC(More)
An analysis of clinical data on 50 patients undergoing supracricoid laryngectomy (SCL) between 1997 and 2008 i.e., cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) in 47 and cricohyoidopexy (CHP) in 3 cases showed that the number of SCL cases operated on within a year surpassed that of Total Laryngectomy after 2003. Selection criteria included performance status 0-1 and(More)
OBJECTIVES Among the 50 laryngeal cancer patients who received SCL-CHEP between 1997 and 2008, we experienced three patients with complete epiglottis prolapse, which obstructed the neoglottis. By defining this complication as "Inverted epiglottis" and presenting the clinical features, we intend to elucidate the mechanism, risk factors, and management of(More)
Different types of surgery have been reported for glottal insufficiency due to unilateral vocal cord paralysis. We recently developed a new surgical technique of fascia implantation known as vocal cord medialization. This new method achieves a wide glottal gap during phonation, without the use of an external approach. This new technique is described in(More)
Narrow band imaging (NBI) is a novel optical technique that enhances the diagnostic capability of the gastrointestinal endoscope (GIE) by illuminating the intraepithelial papillary capillary loop (IPCL) using narrow bandwidth filters in a red-green-blue sequential illumination system (CV-260SL processor and CLV-260SL light source, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd,(More)