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In eight patients with unilateral pontine and midbrain lesions, brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) were studied with ipsilateral (Cz-Ai) and contralateral (Cz-Ac) recordings after monaural stimulation. In all cases, the most prominent abnormality was noted in BAEP generated by stimulating the ear ipsilateral to the lesions. The Cz-Ai and Cz-Ac(More)
Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is a rare compression neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve. Typical symptoms are burning pain and paresthesia in the toes and along the sole of the foot. The presence of Tinel's sign and objective sensory loss in the territory of any of the terminal branches of the posterior tibial nerve are diagnostically helpful. The(More)
To determine whether DNA analysis can be performed using the supernatants of body fluids after centrifugation at 2,000 rpm for 10 minutes, peritoneal or pleural effusions or bile were examined for K-ras mutations in 34 cases of pancreatic, colorectal, gastric, esophageal, or hepatocellular carcinoma and 15 noncancer cases. The polymerase chain reaction(More)
PURPOSE Genetic alterations that are closely associated with patient prognosis can be landmarks of definitive therapeutic targets as well as useful biomarkers in human cancer clinics. METHODS Three hundred seventy-eight colorectal cancer (CRC) patients were examined for K-ras mutations by single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP), with a subsequent(More)
To identify the characteristics of ulcerative colitis (UC)-associated carcinomas, 8 lesions, high-grade dysplasias and invasive carcinomas, were implanted into severely combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice and/or cultured in vitro. Intramucosal neoplasias consisting of high-grade dysplasia showed extremely slow proliferation after implantation (2/3 cases)(More)
INTRODUCTION In this report we present our experience in "post war" environment in our institution. Any king of pelvic surgery is challenging and impacts significantly on limb and visceral function. Any surgeon has to ask a question "is heroic surgery justifiable". We aim to asses functional, oncologic and surgical outcomes following pelvis tumor(More)