Tastuya Yamasoba

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BACKGROUND Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) can be classified into CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP). CRSwNP displays more intense eosinophilic infiltration and the presence of Th2 cytokines. Mucosal eosinophilia is associated with more severe symptoms and often requires multiple surgeries because of recurrence; however, even(More)
Twenty-four patients with acute low-tone sensorineural hearing loss (ALHL) were examined using electrocochleography. The negative summating potential (SP) amplitude and the summating potential/action potential (AP) ratio were significantly greater in the ALHL patients than in normals. The SP/AP ratio was smaller in the ALHL patients than in patients with(More)
We report a patient with definite multiple sclerosis (MS) who developed unilateral sudden hearing loss coincident with exacerbation of central nervous system symptoms. Involvement of the peripheral cochlear nerve, suggested by auditory findings including auditory brainstem response, was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. The clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND Dry mouth is a common complaint in patients undergoing radiotherapy. Here, we employed the oral moisture meter Mucus III to evaluate dry mouth in head and neck tumor patients before and after they underwent radiotherapy. METHODS We recruited 17 newly diagnosed patients with pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma or unknown primary squamous cell(More)
Computed tomography (CT) was used to investigate whether an isthmus block was present in 57 cases with attic retraction cholesteatomas. A ventilation route between the mesotympanum and attic was considered to exist in 30% of the cases and occurred predominantly in those ears with a cholesteatoma that did not extend into the antrum. Four cases were also(More)
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