INTRODUCTION 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. PURPOSE 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… (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)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene amplification and protein expression in malignant gliomas (anaplastic astrocytoma, AA and glioblastoma, GBL) were suggested to be correlated with the degree of malignancy. Large deletions within the EGFR gene occur frequently in glioma patients. The aim of our study was to analyse EGFR gene expression… (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 gamma-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… (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)
BACKGROUND Peridural fibrosis developing after lumbar discectomy may be responsible for as much as 20% of all Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. A variety of biological and non-biological materials have been used as a barrier to invasion of fibrous tissue into the vertebral canal. AIM The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of expanded… (More)
Central nervous system hemangioblastomas (cHAB) are rare tumours which most commonly arise in the cerebellum. Most tumours are sporadic, but as many as one third of cHABs occur in the course of the hereditary disorder - von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL). In order to diagnose new VHL families in Poland we performed sequencing of the entire VHL gene in archival… (More)
Three patients operated on for cerebellar haemangioblastoma are reported. Rarely observed extramedullary erythropoiesis was found in tumour tissue. One patient had erythrocytosis (solid form of the tumour), the remaining patients with cystic tumour had normal erythrocyte count.
BACKGROUND This article describes a Polish patient (female, right-handed, age 68 at onset) diagnosed with the Heidenhain variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (HvCJD), characterized clinically by isolated visual disturbances with no ocular dysfunction prior to the development of myoclonus and other symptoms of CJD. CASE REPORT Nothing in the history… (More)
The authors report a case of a 52-year old male patient with asymptomatic course of neurinoma of the vertebral canal. Sudden appearance of massive neurological signs was caused by intratumour haemorrhage.