Tsuguhisa Nakayama

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BACKGROUND Patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are at risk of complications because of the close proximity of the sinuses to the orbit and anterior skull base. The aim of this study was to evaluate the complications of ESS and to identify patient characteristics that were risk factors for the complications. METHODS We conducted a(More)
Two rare cases of primary localized amyloidosis of the nose are described. A 14-year-old woman presented with anosmia, facial pain, and recurrent episodes of bilateral epistaxis persisting for 2 years. Endoscopic sinus surgery was performed and amyloidosis was diagnosed. Amyloid was also found in the trachea. A 27-year-old woman presented with decreased(More)
OBJECTIVE Nasal packing after septoplasty is uncomfortable and painful for patients. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of nasal splinting using silicone plates to prevent complications and decrease the pain after septoplasty compared with the conventional gauze packing. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-five adult patients who had undergone(More)
OBJECTIVE The sphenoid sinus is situated at the most posterior part of the nasal cavity and opens at the sphenoethmoidal recess located between the nasal septum and the superior turbinate. The correlation between anatomical structures surrounding the sphenoid sinus and sphenoid sinusitis is poorly understood. This study investigated possible factors that(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic medial maxillectomy (EMM) is a safe and effective procedure for treatment of inverted papilloma (IP) originating from the maxillary sinus. However, EMM usually removes the inferior turbinate and nasolacrimal duct. The inferior turbinate has a critical function in conditioning of the nasal airflow, and resection of the nasolacrimal(More)
BACKGROUND Eosinophils and nasal polyps are believed to affect the surgical outcome of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). CRS is classified based on the presence of nasal polyps in western countries. The majority of patients with CRS with nasal polyps (CRS with NP) are characterized by predominantly eosinophilic inflammation. However, Asian patients with CRS(More)
OBJECTIVE The Lund-Mackay system (L-M system) is widely used for computed tomography (CT) evaluation of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). However, a major drawback of the L-M system is its insufficiency of gradation. To avoid this deficiency, a new staging system proposed by American societies and the Zinreich system were reported as modifications of the L-M(More)
Glycolysis is a process that rapidly converts glucose to lactate to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) under anaerobic conditions and occurs in all eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. On the other hand, the hexosamine biosynthetic pathway (HBP) converts glucose to intermediate products like UDP-N-acetylglucosamine, which is critical for post-translational(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to clarify the prognostic factors affecting the ethmoid condition during a long-term follow-up after endoscopic sinus surgery in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). METHODS Thirty-six patients with CRSwNP underwent surgery from December 2008 to February 2012. All surgeries were performed by(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is a worldwide standard surgical procedure for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Residual ethmoid cells (RECs), which result from failure to completely remove them, have been thought to be a cause of recurrence of CRS. Our objective was to investigate the relationship between the REC score and post ESS recurrence of CRS.(More)