Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Prof. Sachio Takeno

【Research Keyword】
Allergy, Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis, Nitric oxide, endoscopic sinus surgery, Cochlear implant, Molecular genetics of hearing loss, JCOG study

【Recent highlights】
October 1-3, 2015. The 54th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Rhinologic Society.
May 17-20, 2017. The 118th Annual Meeting of ORL Society of Japan.
April, 2014. Auditory and Cochlear Implant Center of Hiroshima University was founded.

Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars

Otorhinolaryngology covers all human organs above neck except the brain and eyes. We deal with disorders of sensory organs associated with hearing, balance, smell and gustation, facial nerve function, deglutition and phonation disorders, salivary gland diseases and head and neck tumor, i.e. in addition to all diseases about ear, nose, pharynx and larynx. We provide lecture about pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of these diseases so as to make you understand them comprehensively. Our learning skills about basic knowledge and practice of otorhinolaryngology refers its associated fields. Lectures are given by staffs who major specific disease groups according to the syllabus. Moreover, professors from other universities whose knowledge and experience are wide and deep take charge of some diseases.

Allergology and Rhinology
 Research on the pathogenesis of allergic and eosinophilic inflammation in the upper airway;
 Molecular biological study of eosinophilic rhinosinusitis
 Research on the pathogenesis of allergic rhinitis and development of a new therapy
 Research on the functional role of nitric oxide in the upper airway
 Hearing and Audiology
 Clinical research on cochlear implant
 Molecular and genetical analysis of sensory neural hearing loss
 Introduction of trans ear endoscopic canal surgery
 Head and Neck tumor
 Organizing member of Japan Clinical Oncology Group(JCOG), Head and Neck cancer division
 Introduction of Video-assisted neck surgery
 Research on the pathogenesis of head and neck cancer and development of methods for outcome prediction
 Development of accurate diagnosis method for head and neck cancer
 Biomarker study in the patients treated with anti-PD 1 antibody for recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (cooperative research with the Birmingham University)

【Photo explanation】 at a case conference

【Photo explanation】The 118th Annual Meeting of ORL Society of Japan