Tomohiko Nigauri

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PURPOSE As locoregional control of head and neck cancer has improved, distant metastases have become increasingly common problems. PATIENTS AND METHODS To determine the role of surgical treatment, we reviewed 32 patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck who underwent thoracotomy for pulmonary metastases. RESULTS The overall 5-year(More)
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the role of neck surgery and radiation therapy for cervical lymph node metastasis in oropharyngeal cancer patients. We reviewed 217 previously untreated patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx who were treated at the Cancer Institute Hospital in Tokyo between 1971 and 1995. The N stage distribution(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to analyze the functional results, complications, local control rates, and survival in patients undergoing conservation surgery for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the larynx as a salvage procedure for recurrent tumors after previous radiotherapy. METHODS Twenty-one patients underwent frontolateral laryngectomy for(More)
Acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland in children is an extremely rare occurrence. We present a 13-year-old girl with acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland. Removal of the superficial lobe of the parotid gland (superficial parotidectomy) was performed because the tumor was completely encapsulated by fibrous tissue and had not invaded the deep(More)
To investigate the clinical significance of p53 and p21WAF1/CIP1 in the advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the pyriform sinus, we performed immunohistochemical staining of p53 and p21WAF1/CIP1 on the biopsy specimens from patients with stage III or stage IV SCC of the pyriform sinus. The results were compared with clinico-pathological features,(More)
This study evaluates the use of ultrasonography (USG) to diagnose metastatic cervical lymph nodes. Three-hundred and one lymph nodes were removed from 58 patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. None of the patients had received any preoperative treatments for cancer. The lymph nodes were then histopathologically examined: 139 metastatic(More)
The results of treating 86 patients with sudden deafness are reviewed in this paper. They were treated with intravenous ATP-2Na, Vitamin B1, B6, B12 and C, stellate ganglion block, peroral steroids, cyclandelate and Kallidinogenase. Fifty-one of 86 patients were additionally treated with carbon dioxide and oxygen inhalation. The first 35 patients (no gas(More)
We conducted definitive surgery on 45 patients with untreated primary parotid cancer from 1975 to 1995, and evaluated methods of neck dissection and results of treatment. All 14 with clinical neck lymph node metastasis underwent ipsilateral radical neck dissection and only 1 developed neck lymph node recurrence at the peripheral dissected site. Of 31(More)
The charts of 319 consecutive patients who underwent total laryngectomy at the Cancer Institute Hospital from 1971 to 1994 were reviewed in order to clarify the relationship between pharyngo-cutaneous fistula formation and age, the dose of pre-operative radiation and radical neck dissection, as well as the need for subsequent surgical repair. The patients(More)
The indication and preferred dissection field for prophylactic neck dissection for submandibular gland cancer are controversial and have not been standardized. We reviewed 27 patients who underwent a definitive operation for previously untreated submandibular gland cancer. The 27 patients consisted of 13 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma, 6 patients(More)