Larry L Myers

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OBJECTIVES To characterize a single institution experience with management of paranasal sinus malignancies during an 18-year time period, report long-term survival rates, and identify prognostic factors. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. METHODS Studied were 141 patients treated for a paranasal sinus malignancy at a single institution from 1980(More)
PURPOSE To review the outcome of head-and-neck cancer patients re-irradiated using conformal radiation. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1983 to 1999, 60 patients with recurrent or new primary head-and-neck cancer received re-irradiation at the University of Michigan. Twenty patients were excluded due to the planned cumulative radiation dose being less than 100(More)
Bacteroides fragilis with enterotoxin-like activity (BFEL) was isolated from the feces of 24- to 48-h-old lambs with acute diarrheal disease on three different sheep ranches in the Northern Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The lamb intestinal loop test was used to enrich for the bacterium before its initial isolation. Pure cultures of B. fragilis(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking, alcohol use, and depression are interrelated and highly prevalent in patients with head and neck cancer, adversely affecting quality of life and survival. Smoking, alcohol, and depression share common treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressants. Consequently, we developed and tested a tailored smoking, alcohol,(More)
Strains of Bacteroides fragilis which produce enterotoxin(s) (ETBF) have been associated with diarrhoeal diseases in young domestic animals and have also been isolated from humans with diarrhoea. We have determined epidemiologically that ETBF are significantly associated with diarrhoea in humans. We studied Apaches, primarily children, with diarrhoea(More)
We report the identification of a kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KH) in the oropharynx of a 3-year-old boy. This is a rare endothelial-derived spindle cell neoplasm affecting children and early adolescents with features common to capillary hemangioma and Kaposi sarcoma. Nine cases of head and neck KH have been reported, this being the first in the(More)
The presence of cervical lymph node metastasis in patients with head and neck cancer is associated with an unfavorable prognosis. Reports vary as to whether various conventional radiographic studies, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging, confer an advantage over physical examination in the patient without clinical findings of(More)
Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare primary tumor of the maxillofacial skeleton with a distinct predilection for the mandible. These lesions may initially show histologic features of ameloblastoma that dedifferentiate over time. Other ameloblastic carcinomas initially present with morphologic features suggestive of ameloblastoma with areas of epithelial(More)
OBJECTIVE Proper management of the clinically negative neck (N0) in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity (OC) is controversial. Detecting cervical metastasis in these patients is important, because cervical lymph node metastasis is associated with an unfavourable prognosis. Conventional radiographic studies, such as computerized(More)