Anna Małgorzata Piaseczna-Piotrowska

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Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are pacemaker cells which are densely distributed throughout the whole gastrointestinal tract. ICCs have important functions in neurotransmission, generation of slow waves and regulation of mechanical activities in the gastrointestinal tract, especially for the coordinated gastrointestinal peristalsis. Therefore, a loss of(More)
Transplantation of whole pancreas or pancreatic islets remains a promising approach to treatment of diabetes mellitus. Since there is no efficient method presently known for in vivo detection of pancreatic islet rejection, we have utilized dithizone [DTZ] to monitor the survival of transplanted islet allografts following the induction of tolerance by a new(More)
We describe the presence of c-kit positive interstitial cells of Cajal-like (ICCs-like) in the walls of the urinary bladders of children. An immunohistochemical study of specimens, obtained at autopsy from either the trigonum (Group A) or the corpus (Group B), was performed using antibodies against c-kit (CD 117). Histological morphometry of the(More)
The authors present results of studies in a group of 58 children aged 4-36 months in whom food allergy has been diagnosed. Esophageal 24-hour pH-metric studies revealed the presence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in 27 cases (46.5%). In 13 cases it was primary and independent of the allergic disease, and in 14 children it showed features of secondary(More)
INTRODUCTION Bezoars are concretions of human or vegetable fibers that accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals. Patients may remain asymptomatic for many years, and symptoms develop as bezoars increase in size to the point of obstruction or perforation. THE AIM OF THE STUDY WAS TO PRESENT: 3 cases of bezoars treated in our centre and(More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a complex malformation. The majority of children after CDH repair lead normal life, with good exercise tolerance. However, in some patients, long-term sequelae are observed, resulting from the primary defect and implemented treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS We evaluated (basing on clinical examination(More)
Pulmonary torsion is a severe, life-threatening event, rarely occurring in children. We present a case of atypical postoperative complication of esophageal atresia repair in the form of pulmonary torsion comprising the middle lobe of the right lung. Clinical deterioration in the face of normal arterial blood gases should rise a high index of suspicion for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate general health condition of children operated for esophageal atresia, including complications from gastrointestinal tract and skeletal defects. METHODS Between 1990 and 2005, 77 patients were operated for esophageal atresia in the Polish Mothers Health Memorial Hospital. The study was based on retrospective analysis of medical case(More)
INTRODUCTION Ileus due to adhesions is a common postoperative complication. However, there are only rare reports of this condition occuring in children. The aim of this study was to determinate the risk of incidence of intestinal adhesion ileus in children after abdominal operations. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective studies were carried out on a group(More)
Two pairs of omphalopagus twins were encountered at the Polish Mother's Health Institution in Lodz, Poland during the past 15 years. In the first set the prenatal diagnosis was not established and the delivery of the twins in a regional hospital was a complete surprise. Both babies died. In the second case the conjoined twins were diagnosed prenatally,(More)