Krzysztof Dąbkowski

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Various experimental studies indicate potential involvement of bone marrow (BM)-derived stem cells (SCs) in malignancy development and progression. In this study, we comprehensively analysed systemic trafficking of various populations of BM-derived SCs (BMSCs), i.e., mesenchymal, haematopoietic, endothelial stem/progenitor cells (MSCs, HSCs, EPCs(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Recent experimental studies have suggested that various cytokines may be important players in the development and progression of pancreatic cancer. However, these findings have not yet been verified in a clinical setting. METHODS In this study, we examined the levels of a broad panel of cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, IL-8,(More)
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadliest solid tumors in humans and an unsolved problem of today's medicine. Experimental studies reveal that the heterogeneous and complex pancreatic cancer microenvironment is responsible, not only for cancer growth, spread, development of metastases, but also for cancer recurrence and chemotherapy resistance.(More)
Gastrointestinal organs are involved in the course of von Hippel Lindau disease. Typically pancreas in von Hippel Lindau syndrome is a site of cystic and solid tumors. Differential diagnosis of pancreatic lesions includes benign lesions (cysts, serous cystic adenomas), potentially malignant (neuroendocrine) and malignant tumors(metastases).In this work we(More)
Three cases of young females with pancreatic solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) were reported. They were referred to Department of Gastroenterology, because of the ultrasonographical finding of the pancreatic tale tumor. In all presented cases, proper diagnosis was made preoperatively. The patients underwent surgical treatment, and remain symptoms-free with(More)
Mediastinal pseudocysts are a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. Lack of uniform treatment standards makes the management of this condition a clinical challenge. We report the case of a 43-year-old patient who presented with a left pleural effusion. Pleural fluid revealed a high amylase concentration consistent with a pancreaticopleural fistula.(More)
Von Hippel-Lindau disease is rare autosomal dominant disorder that results from mutation of VHL gene. Typical manifestations of this syndrome include haemangioblastomas of retina, cerebellum and spinal cord, endolymphatic sac tumors, clear cell cancer and kidney cysts, pheochromocytoma, pancreatic cysts and neuroendocrine tumors. The differential diagnosis(More)
Various independent studies indicate involvement of different populations of bone marrow-derived stem cells in the process of tissue regeneration. In inflammatory disorders bone marrow stem cells are mobilized into peripherial blood and further to different organs, where they take part in tissue regeneration. Experimental studies have shown that bone marrow(More)