Yoh-ichiro Maeda

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No standard indications currently exist for surgical treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). We treated 15 patients with severe OSAS surgically, evaluated surgical indications, and evaluated surgical success. We retrospectively reviewed 15 cases of surgery for OSAS in which polysomnography met 2 or more criteria for the following(More)
Mucoceles of the paranasal sinuses cause progressive distension of the bony walls and induce compressive symptoms. Although rare, cases of massive intracranial extension have occurred. We believe that an endoscopic transnasal approach is the best choice for such huge mucoceles because it is the least invasive and can provide an adequate surgical field of(More)
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a systemic disease and its etiology is not well understood. It is a very rare but established disease. We report a case of RDD diagnosed in the upper airway that became a life-threatening condition because of the stricture of the subglottic space. A 49-year-old female complained of nasal obstruction, hoarseness and(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of smoking and nicotine, an important constituent of cigarettes, on the nasal patency using acoustic rhinometry (AR) and an in vitro bioassay technique. In the AR study, the nasal cavity volume of volunteers classified into two groups, smoking and nicotine chewing gum groups, was measured. The nasal cavity volumes(More)
Extensive functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) was assessed retrospectively from the viewpoint of out-patients on the basis of their responses to a postal questionnaire, particularly in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Seventeen patients were included in this study (six females and 11 males) with an age range of 22-70 years. All the patients had at least(More)
Postnasal drip (PND), commonly regarded as a phenomenon wherein nasal fluid drips into the pharynx, is one of the main symptoms of chronic sinusitis and other nasal lesions. This definition is controversial, however, because some patients have PND with no evidence of fluid either in the oropharynx or around the choanae. Among 220 patients in whom PND was(More)
Docetaxel (TXT) is a new cytotoxic agent against head and neck, (H and N) cancer since the emergence of cisplatin. We herein describe the efficacy of TXT in treating distant metastases from H and N cancer. The patient was a 61-year-old man who had undergone laryngectomy and irradiation for laryngeal cancer (glottic type: T3N0M0). More than 2 years later(More)
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