A rare case of Harada's disease associated with Toxoplasmosis is reported. This patient, a 30-year-old office worker, is still under close observation, but various tests revealed results that varied widely from the suggested causes of this disease and the findings also seemed to differ from those described in the literature. Further study of this case is intended.
Numerous cases of abnormal lengthening of the styloid process of the temporal bone have been described. A recent case experienced by us manifested symptoms that suggested a state of psychic disorder. Excision of the abnormally long styloid process resulted in complete disappearance of symptoms and, furthermore, the patient himself was unable to recollect his previous symptoms. The mental aberrations in this patient are discussed.
1. During the period of 6 years (1962-1968), 287 tongue lesions (477 specimens) were examined by biopsy, and 109 lesions (37%) were found malignant. 2. The remaining 178 lesions were diagnosed as benign tumor (64), inflammation (64) and abnormal mucous membrane (50). However, 41 (23%) out of the above-mentioned 178 lesions were found incorrect from their clinical courses thereafter. 3. Exstirpotions were performed on the above 41 lesions for the establishment of the diagnosis, and 17 lesions (41.4%) were found malignant. Most of the 17 lesions were from the group of “ abnormal mucous membrane”. 4. In the group of abnormal mucous membrane the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant lesions is very difficult from the clinical findings and also from the pathological pictures. On the clinical side, therefore, the lesion which is suspected of malignancy must be carefully studied histologically; and the histological diagnosis must be based on the clinical fi ndings to some extent.
The evaluation for Electro-Gustometry as the quantitative measurement on the taste function is now settled down but more improvement is necessary when using clinically as one of the. apparatuses of the routine tests. At the time when making newly the elgustometer, it is important to consider about the load resistance, especially about the body resistance. As a clinical use, the apparatus capable of estimating the stimulus current, that is pre-set on the potentiometer scale, are more convenient than the direct readings of ammeter during stimulation. To omit errors in measurements. resulted in the former, the internal resistance requires 40 times of the body resistance: output ranged 0-50μA to internal resistance of 8 MΩ, and 400μA to 1 MOmega;. In this method the. strength of the current is not influenced by any factors. We made some foundamental experimentson the relationships between this internal resistance and stimulus current. In our new elgustometers made in the former form direct scale-reading before the stimulation. became possible. On the other hand, new transistorized elgustometer with the feedback mechanism in which the high voltage of the power source was unnecessary was made, too. The capacity of this one was surprisingly accurate. This new transistorized elgustometer is much useful in the clinical examinations.