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OBJECTIVE To describe a new treatment modality of hypopharyngeal cancer consisting of total laryngectomy plus partial pharyngectomy (TLPP) conserving the posterior wall of the pharynx vertically for voice restoration. METHODS Review of hospital charts, TLPP was undertaken in 15 of 54 patients. Surgical modalities of reconstruction subsequent to TLPP were(More)
Acanthamoeba keratitis in Japan was first reported by Ishibashi in 1988. Since then, the incidence of Acanthamoeba keratitis has gradually increased. We retrospectively analyzed 39 cases, 42 eyes, of amoebic keratitis reported in Japan from 1988 to September 1993. Of the 39 patients, 35 (89.7%) wore contact lenses, 32 (82.1%) soft contact lenses, and 3(More)
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