Robert Mickel

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The successful use of the tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis for speech rehabilitation of the total laryngectomy patient has lead to common application of this device. Although the creation of a tracheoesophageal fistula is a simple procedure, it is not without complications. A review of 104 patients who underwent this procedure indicated a complication(More)
The bcl-1 locus on chromosome 11 at band q13 has been shown to be rearranged in some chronic B lymphoid malignancies with the t(11;14)(q13;q32). Chromosome 11 abnormalities also occur in squamous cell carcinomas including tumors from the head and neck region. In this investigation, we analysed the arrangement, copy number and expression of this locus in 23(More)
Sebaceous carcinoma is uncommon, with fewer than 400 cases reported. Usually, lesions arise in the meibomian glands of the eyelid; however, extraocular lesions within the head and neck have been reported. Regardless of the location, sebaceous malignancies must be considered aggressive neoplasms with a potential for regional and distant metastasis. Diagnosis(More)
Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) manifest defects in cell-mediated immune function. Previous studies in this laboratory have demonstrated regional alterations in the immunocompetence of draining lymph nodes (LNs) in HNSCC patients. In this investigation, we studied functional activity of lymphocytes from lymph nodes in different(More)
The clinical and histologic features of five homosexual men with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who developed extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphomas of the head and neck region are presented. The primary sites of these malignant neoplasms include the larynx, palate, alveolar ridge, nasal vestibule, and skin overlying the mastoid tip. In all cases,(More)
Acute carotid artery rupture is frequently heralded by prodromal arterial bleeding. This warning signal provides the physician with a brief interval in which to hemodynamically stabilize a patient, electively occlude the carotid, and consequently improve the patient's chance of survival. For three years, we have employed an initial nonoperative approach to(More)
Forty-six patients with malignant melanoma metastatic to cervical or parotid lymph nodes with an unknown primary site were treated at UCLA Medical Center from 1964 through 1991. Treatment consisted of parotidectomy and/or neck dissection with or without adjuvant therapy. The initial presentation was a cervical mass in 74% and a parotid mass in 26% of(More)
This study evaluated peripheral blood lymphocyte and lymph node lymphocyte natural killer (NK) cell activity in 22 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and eight patients undergoing surgery for nonmalignant conditions who served as controls. A novel mixed-model analysis of variance was used to analyze the results because of the inherent(More)
Although thyroid goiter is a common condition, it rarely results in Horner's syndrome. We report a case of a patient with an intrathoracic multinodular goiter complicated by Horner's syndrome. Benign thyroid disease was confirmed pathologically, and the patient's symptoms improved after surgery. In the literature, the major cause of Horner's syndrome is(More)