Anna Babińska

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cognitive functions have been reported to be impaired in patient with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). The aim of this psychological study was to evaluate cognitive disturbances in pHPT in relation to serum calcium levels before and after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective, case-control study with 1-year follow-up of 35(More)
INTRODUCTION Epidemiologic data show a higher frequency of thromboembolic incidents in obese individuals compared with normal weight subjects. Pro-inflammatory factors seem to play an important role in their development. It has not been fully explained so far how alpha1-antitrypsin (alpha1ATp) and alpha2-macroglobulin (alpha2MG) act in obese subjects. Both(More)
A 50-year-old woman, who presented with progressive androgenization, central obesity and severe hypertension, was initially suspected to have an adrenal virilizing tumor. Her serum testosterone level was in the male range (9.3-11.6 ng/ml) and was not suppressed with dexamethasone. Although no pathological abdominal or pelvic mass was detected, total(More)
INTRODUCTION The rapid development of modern imaging techniques, has led to an increase in accidentally discovered adrenal masses without clinically apparent hormonal abnormalities. Such tumours have been termed "incidentalomas". The diagnostic work-up in patients with adrenal incidentalomas is aimed at the determination of hormonal activity of the tumour(More)
ErbB-1, -2, -3 and -4 proteins are growth factor receptors, encoded by the family of respective erbB protooncogenes. These receptor-encoding proto-oncogenes frequently undergo amplification, and less frequently, a deletion, in several human neoplasms. The role of the ErbB family in human endocrine neoplasms, including pheochromocytoma (PHEO), was not(More)
OBJECTIVE Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) is an autosomal, dominant, hereditary disease occurring in approximately one in 36,000 births. VHL disease produces a variety of tumors and cysts in the central nervous system and visceral organs. Surgical management, when possible, improves prognosis and extends patient's life. When surgery is impossible, treatment(More)
Adrenal myelolipoma is a benign neoplasm composed of an admixture of hemopoietic elements and mature adipose tissue. The incidence of adrenal myelolipoma is reported as between 4% and 5% of adrenal incidentaloma. The association of an adrenal myelolipoma and adrenal nodular hyperplasia or adrenal adenoma is rare. Four cases of adrenal myelolipomas in the(More)
BACKGROUND The right aortic arch with mirror-image of branching arteries without coexisting congenital heart disease is a very rare anomaly. CASE REPORT We report a case of the right-sided aortic arch with aplasia of the left brachiocephalic trunk in a 64-year-old women, presenting difference in systolic blood pressure between upper extremities. The(More)
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a malignant endocrine tumour. The rarity of the disease has stymied therapeutic development. Age distribution shows two peaks: the first and fifth decades of life, with children and women more frequently affected. Although 60-70% of ACCs are biochemically found to overproduce hormones, it is not clinically apparent in many(More)
INTRODUCTION A wide use of imaging techniques results in more frequent diagnosis of adrenal incidenataloma. AIM To analyse the current state of knowledge on adrenal incidentaloma in adults in order to prepare practical management recommendations. METHODS Following a discussion, the Polish Society of Endocrinology expert working group have analysed the(More)