Krzysztof Dalke

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INTRODUCTION Craniofacial resection is a treatment of choice for paranasal malignant and benign tumors invading the skull base. THE AIM OF THE STUDY In this article the authors present the experience in craniofacial resection for malignant tumors invading the anterior skull base. MATERIALS AND METHODS The material consisted of four patients operated in(More)
INTRODUCTION The most troublesome problem during endoscopic surgery is fouling of the endoscope lens (tip) with blood. Irrigating systems are available on the market but they are relatively very expensive. We present our own simple irrigating system, very effective and inexpensive. MATERIAL AND METHODS The system consists of: polyethylene catheter No 6,(More)
INTRODUCTION Intracranial or orbital complications after chronic and acute rhinosinusitis are rare, but could be dangerous. The complications of acute rhinosinusitis more often are observed in young patients. The combination of both intracranial and orbital complications together is found after acute inflammation. MATERIAL AND METHODS We present a case of(More)
INTRODUCTION Isolated acute sphenoid sinusitis is an uncommon sinus infection, frequently misdiagnosed and not usually considered in the differential diagnosis of acute severe headache, with the potential of serious neurologic complications. AIM Describe four patients with acute sphenoid sinusitis who presented with acute onset of severe headache and(More)
INTRODUCTION Silent sinus syndrome (SSS) is rare clinical entity described in ophthalmology and otolaryngology literature. It is characterized by spontaneous and progressive enophthalmos and hypoglobus caused by maxillary collapse in the setting of chronic maxillary sinus hypoventilation. The authors report an unusual case of SSS in child. MATERIAL AND(More)
INTRODUCTION Rotation suction knife (shaver or microdebridor) was developed in beginning 1985 in orthopedic surgery. In the field of otolaryngology it was used in 1992-1994. Shaver is a combination of suction and cutting round knife working together. Knives of different shapes are put into handpiece. They have outer sheath with window, which protect the(More)
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology. The course of sarcoidosis ranges from asymptomatic to severe. It could affect people of all ages. The disease affects predominantly the lungs and lymph nodes, skin, abdominal organs or eyes. Sarcoidosis of lacrimal sac is very uncommon. We describe a young man with lacrimal sac and nasal(More)
INTRODUCTION Pediatric functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is now commonly performed for chronic rhinosinusitis therapy. The surgery is necessary when symptoms of sinusitis persist after maximal medical treatment. Apart from anatomic and technical issues the main difference between adult and pediatric FESS is related to postoperative care. In earlier(More)
OBJECTIVE To relate the authors' experience to the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood (BPV) who were followed-up at the Children's Hospital of Bydgoszcz between 1999 and 2004, and to review and discuss controversial issues regarding the disease. METHODS Among 124 children suffering from vertigo 14 were(More)