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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 84-95, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-913844

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Purpose@#Larynx-preserving surgery (LPS) have recently gained popularity and achieved comparable oncologic outcomes to conventional radical surgery for localized hypopharyngeal cancer (HPC). In the current study, the role of LPS has been assessed thoroughly in comparison with upfront radiation therapy (RT). @*Materials and Methods@#We retrospectively reviewed 185 candidates for LPS with cT1-2 disease; 59 patients underwent upfront LPS while 126 patients received upfront RT, respectively. Oncological and functional outcomes were investigated and compared. @*Results@#Following LPS, safe margin (≥ 5 mm) was achieved in 37.3% of patients. Overall, better clinical outcomes at 5 years were achieved following upfront LPS than those following upfront RT: overall survival (OS) (72.7% vs. 59.0%, p=0.045), disease-free survival (DFS) (59.8% vs. 45.0%, p=0.039), and functional laryngeal preservation (100% vs. 89.7%, p=0.010). Although similar outcomes were observed in patients with cT1 disease, better 5-year DFS was achieved following upfront LPS in patients with cT2 disease (57.0% vs. 36.4%, p=0.023) by virtue of better local control. Despite frequent cN2-3 disease in upfront LPS group, comparable outcomes were observed between upfront RT and LPS group. However, multivariable analyses revealed that performance status and double primary cancer diagnosed within 6 months of HPC diagnosis affected OS significantly, while treatment modality per se did not. @*Conclusion@#Although upfront LPS could provide better local control than upfront RT in patients with cT2 disease, overall outcomes were comparable following either modality. Treatment selection of larynx-preserving approach for HPC should be individualized based on tumor and patient factors.

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Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology ; : 287-293, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-763315

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OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic prelacrimal medial maxillectomy (EPMM) was previously reported to treat maxillary inverted papilloma. This study aimed to compare prelacrimal recess approach with the conventional Caldwell-Luc approach (CLA) to remove benign maxillary sinus tumors and to evaluate the usefulness of this approach based on our experience. METHODS: Ten patients who underwent EPMM at our hospital from January 2013 to December 2017 were reviewed. We also reviewed 30 patients who underwent benign maxillary sinus tumor resection via CLA during the same period. From medical records, postoperative pathological results, complications due to surgery, and recurrence rate were evaluated. RESULTS: There were eight inverted papilloma, one ameloblastoma, and one ossifying fibroma in the EPMM group. In the CLA group, all 30 cases were inverted papilloma. There were no cases of failure at gross total removal during surgery, and no recurrences were observed during follow-up in either groups. Mean follow-up period was 13.0 months in CLA group and 10.8 months in EPMM group. Regarding postoperative complications, 11 patients of the CLA group (37%) and three patients of the EPMM group (30%) had numbness around the cheek and upper lip area after surgery (P=0.715). In the CLA group, there were eight patients who had numbness lasting more than 3 months after surgery, and two patients had numbness for more than 1 year. However, facial numbness disappeared within 3 months in all patients in the EPMM group, in which epiphora was not observed. CONCLUSION: EPMM is the effective surgical approach for resecting benign maxillary sinus tumor compared with CLA. Although facial numbness was reported in EPMM, the duration of numbness was shorter than CLA.


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Humans , Ameloblastoma , Cheek , Endoscopy , Fibroma, Ossifying , Follow-Up Studies , Hypesthesia , Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases , Lip , Maxillary Sinus Neoplasms , Maxillary Sinus , Medical Records , Papilloma, Inverted , Postoperative Complications , Recurrence
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Korean Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery ; : 533-538, 2019.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-830078

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The treatment of total or near-total nasopharyngeal stenosis is challenging because of frequent restenosis. Many treatment strategies including scar release with COâ‚‚ laser, mitomycin C application, balloon dilatation or nasopharyngeal stent had been proposed to reduce the restenosis of nasopharynx. But nasopharyngeal patency often fail even after multiple surgical trials. We report two successful cases of nasopharyngeal reconstruction with resurfacing by nasoseptal flap for patients with restenosis history.

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Korean Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery ; : 533-538, 2019.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-760154

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The treatment of total or near-total nasopharyngeal stenosis is challenging because of frequent restenosis. Many treatment strategies including scar release with CO₂ laser, mitomycin C application, balloon dilatation or nasopharyngeal stent had been proposed to reduce the restenosis of nasopharynx. But nasopharyngeal patency often fail even after multiple surgical trials. We report two successful cases of nasopharyngeal reconstruction with resurfacing by nasoseptal flap for patients with restenosis history.


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Humans , Cicatrix , Constriction, Pathologic , Dilatation , Mitomycin , Nasal Septum , Nasopharyngeal Diseases , Nasopharynx , Stents , Surgical Flaps
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Healthcare Informatics Research ; : 172-177, 2016.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-177098

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OBJECTIVES: To develop a tool which can easily access the hospital information system (HIS) to facilitate outpatient care and maximize patient satisfaction on his or her hospital visit. METHODS: Our Center for Informatics developed an outpatient guidance system (OGS) after careful analysis of the list of daily tasks undergone by patients and related work processes. Bluetooth beacons were installed to assist patients, to inform them of points of interest, and to guide them along the proper routes to and within the hospital. RESULTS: The OGS conveniently provided patients' clinic schedules, routes to the hospital, and direct costs; all of this information was embedded in the HIS accessed from patients' personal mobile devices or kiosks. Patients were also able to identify their locations within the hospital, receiving proper directions to subsequent task. Since its launch in October 2014, the number of mobile accesses increased from 4,011 to 8,242 per month within a year. CONCLUSIONS: The substantial growth of interest in and use of our OGS in such a short period indicate that this system has been successfully incorporated into patients' daily activities. We believe that this system will continue to help improve health services and the well-being of those visiting the hospital.


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Humans , Ambulatory Care , Appointments and Schedules , Health Services , Hospital Information Systems , Informatics , Outpatients , Patient Care , Patient Satisfaction , Smartphone
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