Bogdan Michalowicz

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The authors present their experience with thrombolytic treatment of "acute" portal thrombosis. METHODOLOGY Since 1980, portal thrombosis has been diagnosed in 305 patients treated in our Department. Portal thrombosis, mostly chronic, was associated with liver cirrhosis, Budd-Chiari syndrome, inflammatory and malignant liver tumors, as well(More)
INTRODUCTION Biliary tract complications, which occur in 5.8% to 24.5% of adult liver transplant recipients, remain one of the most common problems following transplantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate these problems and analyze methods of treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS From 1989 to 2003, 36 (18.7%) among 193 patients who underwent orthotopic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The authors present the methods and results of treatment of patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome. METHODOLOGY From a group of 15 patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome, treated in our department from January 1996 to September 2001, nine patients (6 females and 3 males, aged from 23 to 45 years) were qualified for surgical or radiological(More)
UNLABELLED The preliminary outcomes of patients with acute liver failure treated with the Prometheus Fractionated Plasma Separation and Absorption (FPSA) system are presented herein. PATIENTS AND METHODS The procedures were performed in 13 patients (4, intoxication by Amanita phalloides; 4, unknown reason; 3, acetaminophen intoxication; 1, Wilson disease,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of the study was to present, on the base of own experience, clinical importance of arterio-venous fistulae involving the vascular system of the abdomen. METHODOLOGY Clinical material consists of 18 patients in whom abnormal arterio-venous leakage in the abdomen was disclosed by means of imaging diagnostic techniques and Doppler(More)
PATIENT AND METHODS A large right-sided liver tumor was incidentally discovered and totally resected in a 21-year-old female patient without chronic liver disease. Histopathologic examination revealed that this malignant tumor does not fit any of the known types of primary liver tumors reported thus far. RESULTS The lesion chiefly consisted of numerous(More)