Grażyna Bierzyńska-Macyszyn

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Little is known about the incidence and symptomatology of pineal cysts in children. Until now, the proper management of this group of patients has not been established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological and clinical features of pineal cysts in children and adolescents and to try to find guidelines for their management. We(More)
Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is now thought to constitute 3% of all intracranial neoplasms. PCNSL occurrence in the sella turcica region is an extremely rare finding. We present a 37-year-old male with primary pituitary lymphoma treated in our department. The patient, who had had no previous illnesses, was admitted to the hospital because of bilateral(More)
The objective of the study was to evaluate the dependence of facial nerve paresis, as a symptom of cerebellopontine angle tumour, on the histopathological subtype of vestibular schwannoma, diagnosed from a post-operative histopathological examination. We retrospectively analysed 91 surgically treated patients with vestibular schwannoma. We studied the(More)
This 10-year-old child suffered a hemorrhage into the right parietal lobe, the result of a ruptured arteriovenous angioma. From birth, the boy had a venous angioma of the mucous membrane of the cheek, lower lip, and hypoglossal area on the right side. The coexistence of these two vascular defects is most unusual, and venous angioma in early life may suggest(More)
Proliferative capacity is an important determinant of tumour biological behaviour. For research and diagnostic purposes, immunohistochemical techniques are usually applied in the assessment of tissue proliferative status. An interesting alternative for these studies is a detection of histone mRNA. As the synthesis of histones is tightly coupled with DNA(More)
We studied the relationship between proliferative activity and radiation-induced DNA damage in human malignant gliomas in vitro. Nine human glioblastoma established cell lines were γ-irradiated (60Co) over a dose range of 0–10 Gy. H2B and H4 histone mRNA level was assessed with quantitative RT-PCR technique (TaqMan) and histone labeling index (HLI) with in(More)
A high level of the BCL2 protein and the lack of apoptosis promoting protein BAX are beginning to be treated as markers of cellular resistance to anti-neoplastic drugs. The object of the study were specimens from stereotactic biopsy of Astrocytoma fibrillare in the central brain area, inaccessible to conventional surgery. The cytological preparations have(More)
OBJECT Neuroma formation often occurs at the proximal stump of the transected nerve, complicating the healing process after gap injuries or nerve biopsies. Most such neuromas cause therapy-resistant neuropathic pain. The purpose of this study was to determine whether oblique transection of the proximal stump of the sciatic nerve can prevent neuroma(More)
Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHPM) is a rare pathological state, with still unclear aetiopathogenesis. We present a case of a 63-year-old woman with cranial variety of that disease. The manifestations of the disease included headaches, paresis of VI, IX, X nerves and cerebellar ataxia. The disease was diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging(More)
We investigated the putative benefits of simultaneous teleradiotherapy and anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) 125I monoclonal antibody (MAb) 425 radioimmunotherapy, when applied after neurosurgery in high-grade gliomas, over teleradiotherapy alone. In comparison to previous studies which have reported good results with this type of(More)