Takashi Miyakura

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Although androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is not a systemic disease, some patients suffer from anxiety about the progression of their condition. This study was conducted in order to ascertain whether treatment by oral finasteride can improve the quality of life (QOL) of these patients. Twenty-seven male AGA patients aged 19-76 years (average, 33.8) answered the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation between the tumor consistency and cervical lymph node metastasis in tongue carcinoma. METHODS Fifty-three patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue were examined with an instrument capable of measuring consistency. These cases were compared in relation to TN classification,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of ultrasonography for the preoperative evaluation of palatal salivary gland tumors. STUDY DESIGN Eleven surgically treated patients with salivary gland tumors of the palate were examined retrospectively. Intraoral ultrasonic scanning examinations were performed with a 10-MHz transducer.(More)
We report a 64-year-old man who presented with generalized erythroderma and erosions. The erythroderma improved generally as a result of systemic prednisolone treatment. After treatment, however, the patient developed annular erythema with tiny pustules. Histopathology, ELISA and immunoblot analysis showed the disease to be pemphigus foliaceus (PF) with(More)
A 56-year-old woman was referred to us with an asymptomatic nodule on the thigh. The nodule was about 11x7 cm in diameter with a well-demarcated, smooth, surface. Magnetic resonance imaging showed the intensity of the nodule to be entirely monotonous or partially heterogeneous. Histological examination revealed a proliferation of adipocytes varying(More)
Leukemia cutis is a localized or disseminated skin infiltration by leukemic cells. A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation. During the course of treatment with gabexate mesilate, the substance accidentally leaked from the infusion site in his elbow. One month later, a dark red(More)
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