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second opinion
« on: February 04, 2010, 09:55:04 pm »
Quick note/question: I am going on the 17th of this month to see Dr. Takanori Fukushima to get a second opinion. I was not fully sold on the first physician(oto-ologist) that I saw. Just wanted to see if anyone in the "AN wonderland" has seen this particular doc. and if so, would they like to share their experince.  Thanks.
tinnitus, mild hearing loss, occasional light-headiness, rare imbalance. Diagnosed on 07/09; 14x9x8mm intra and extra canalicular of left ear. Repeat MRI on 1/15/10...waiting for radiologist to read, but on quick review little growth shown.


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Re: second opinion
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 09:59:23 pm »
Turbomom -

search on Fukushima (search box is located under your user information) and you'll find several threads that mention Dr. Fukushima.

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Re: second opinion
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 04:43:35 pm »
Lisa ~

I'm moving your thread to the 'Physicians' forum because it poses a specific question about Dr. Fukushima.

4.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/06.  Retrosigmoid surgery 6/06.  Follow-up FSR completed 10/06.  Tumor shrinkage & necrosis noted on last MRI.  Life is good. 

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