Yasushi Komatsuzaki

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefits in video-assisted submandibular sialadenectomy by using an ultrasonically activated scalpel (HS: Harmonic Scalpel(R), Ethicon, Somerville, NJ) and a special handmade lifting device. METHODS The study cohort consisted of four male patients. We considered that the intraglandular part sialolithiasis of the submandibular(More)
Intraoperative blood loss, postoperative pain, and postoperative appetite were compared between 15 adult patients who underwent tonsillectomy using an ultrasonically activated scalpel (UT) and 15 adult patients who underwent blunt dissection tonsillectomy with cold steel instruments (BT). The average intraoperative blood loss of the UT group was 4.6 +/- 1.9(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the patency and effectiveness of inferior meatal antrostomy for the treatment of maxillary lesions. METHODS Patients suffering from moderate-to-severe chronic sinusitis who underwent inferior meatal antrostomies at St. Marianna University Toyoko Hospital and followed up for at least 1 year after surgery were selected. Thirty sides of(More)
We report a case of recurrent sphenoid mucocele successfully treated by using a powered instrument under endoscopic control. A 59-year-old male came to our clinic complaining of severe headache, right-side facial numbness (in the areas of the first and second branches of the trigeminal nerve), diplopia, and right blepharoptosis. Computed tomography (CT)(More)
We report on the function of the inferior vestibular nerve, as monitored by the vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP), in two patients suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Both the patients presented canal paresis (CP) and hearing loss, but in one patient normal VEMP was recorded while the other presented vagus nerve paralysis plus no VEMP response(More)
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