Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa

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Despite their specific functional consequences, radiotherapy-induced thyroid abnormalities remain under-estimated and underreported. These sequelae may include primary or central hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, Graves' disease, euthyroid Graves' ophthalmopathy, benign adenomas, multinodular goitre and radiation-induced thyroid carcinoma. Primary(More)
The mandible is among the bones most frequently affected by irradiation. The most severe post-radiation injury of the mandible is osteoradionecrosis (ORN). Conflicting data have been reported on the incidence of this complication, its aetiology and management. The incidence of mandibular ORN in head and neck cancer patients managed with radical or(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of robotic CyberKnife (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA)-based stereotactic radiotherapy (CBK-SRT) for isolated recurrent primary, lymph node, or metastatic prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between May 2007 and December 2009, 34 consecutive patients/38 lesions were treated (15 patients reirradiated for local recurrence [P], 4(More)
Cervical lymph node metastases of squamous cell carcinoma from occult primary constitute about 2-5% of all patients with carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP). Metastases in the upper and middle neck are generally attributed to head and neck cancers, whereas the lower neck (supraclavicular area) involvement is often associated with primary malignancies(More)
PURPOSE The management of patients with cervical lymph-node metastases from unknown primary site (UPS) remains a matter of discussion. This study aimed to analyze the results and prognostic factors in a series of patients treated with radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Data from 113 patients who presented with cervical lymph nodes metastases from UPS(More)
PURPOSE We prospectively analyzed quality of life in a cohort of patients with prostate cancer undergoing a course of hypofractionated image guided radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 2006 and January 2011, 337 patients with a median age of 73 years who had cT1-T2N0M0 prostate cancer were eligible for this prospective, longitudinal study of(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the correlation between acute and late injury in 973 prostate cancer patients treated with radiotherapy and to evaluate the effect of patient-, tumor-, and treatment-related variables on toxicity. METHODS AND MATERIALS Of the 973 patients, 542 and 431 received definitive or postprostatectomy radiotherapy, respectively. Three-dimensional(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the potential of perfusion computed tomography (CTp) for monitoring induction chemotherapy in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCCA) of the upper aerodigestive tract. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients with advanced SCCA underwent CTp and volumetric CT before and after induction chemotherapy.(More)
Carcinoma of the male breast (MBC) is an uncommon phenomenon, accounting for <1% of all malignancies in man. It represents a biologically heterogeneous disorder, and its clinical course may vary from indolent and slowly progressive to rapidly metastatic disease. Most of our current knowledge regarding its biology, natural history, and treatment strategies(More)
Despite their particular functional consequences, radiotherapy-induced ear injuries remain under-evaluated and under-reported. These reactions may have acute or late character, may affect all structures of the hearing organ, and result in conductive, sensorineural or mixed hearing loss. Up to 40% of patients have acute middle ear side effects during radical(More)