Douglas Robin Gnepp

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BACKGROUND During the initial period after the Chernobyl accident, large amounts of radioactive iodine were released in fallout, resulting in serious exposure to the thyroid gland in the residents of areas around the nuclear power station. Beginning in 1990, a definite increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer was noted in children of the Republic of(More)
In a demographic and histologic study of 426 oral minor salivary gland tumors, 57.5% were classified as benign and 42.5% were classified as malignant or potentially malignant. There was an overall female preponderance (1.59/1). The mean age for females was 53.1 years and for males was 50.6 years. The mean age for patients with malignant tumors was 5.4 years(More)
We describe 11 patients with a distinctive salivary gland neoplasm. Most of the patients were adult women who presented with a painless mass. Nine tumors arose in minor salivary glands of the oral cavity (82%). Microscopically, they were characterized by the formation of trabeculae, cords, islands, and/or nests of monomorphic clear cells that were glycogen(More)
We sought to review our experience with salivary mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) over two decades to confirm the validity and reproducibility of histologic grading and to investigate MIB-1 index as a prognosticator. Diagnosis was confirmed on 80 cases, and chart review or patient contact was achieved for 48 patients, with follow-up from 5 to 240 months(More)
We present a series of 23 cases of a distinctive, hitherto poorly recognized low-grade adenocarcinoma, with several histologic features reminiscent of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid, and which mostly but not exclusively occurs in the tongue. All the tumors were unencapsulated and were divided into lobules that were composed mainly of cribriform and(More)
To determine the subsequent evolution of neurologic, neuropsychologic, and intracranial anatomic findings in long-term survivors of small-cell cancer, we repeated an evaluation done 4 years previously in patients 6 to 13 years after treatment. Fifteen patients were reevaluated with a history and physical examination, mental status examination,(More)
Neuroendocrine neoplasms of the larynx have been divided into those of epithelial or neural origin. The latter consist of paragangliomas while the epithelial origin group can be divided into the typical and atypical carcinoids and small cell neuroendocrine carcinomata, the latter consisting of the oat cell type, the intermediate cell type and the combined(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated rates of nasal and nasopharyngeal cancers have been associated with wood-related occupational exposures, including chlorophenols, formaldehyde, and wood dust. METHODS Occupational information was obtained from 43 nasal carcinoma cases, 92 nasopharyngeal carcinoma cases, and 1909 controls, by interview. Exact conditional logistic(More)
Sclerosing polycystic adenosis is a recently described, extremely rare, reactive, sclerosing, inflammatory process somewhat similar to fibrocystic changes and adenosis tumor of the breast. To date, there have been 22 cases described in the literature. Because of the infrequency of this lesion, we describe our combined experience with 16 cases, 1 of which(More)