Ludomir Stefanczyk

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INTRODUCTION Orbital structures are affected in approximately 40% of all cases of craniofacial trauma. Changes in the bony orbital dimensions can alter the function of intraorbital contents and lead to serious complications. The unique anatomy of the orbit and the resulting surgical approaches make the process of fitting and aligning implants difficult,(More)
The most important abnormality of the aortic arch is arguably the presence of an aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria). If this vessel compresses the adjacent structures, several symptoms may be produced. The aim of the study is to present the morphological and clinical aspects of the aberrant right subclavian artery. Three different databases(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate the progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC), and atherosclerosis in hemodialysis (HD) patients and to relate them to novel biomarkers, i.e. serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23). MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-seven HD patients were followed up for 30(More)
BACKGROUND At present, endothelial dysfunction is best assessed in vivo with measurement of flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) with Doppler ultrasound scanning. This test, however, does not account for the subject's age and is uncomfortable for patients. The aim of the study was to compare a new test for endothelium function assessment using hand exercise load.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the reorganization of the language areas in patients with tumors located near speech centers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). MATERIAL/METHODS fMRI was performed prior to the surgical treatment of 11 right-handed patients with tumors located close to the Broca's or Wernicke's areas of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Analysis of cystic fluid may be useful in distinguishing between benign and malignant cysts which has significant impact on their management. The aim of our study was to assess the diagnostic utility of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and K-ras gene mutation in pancreatic cysts fluid. METHODS The study included 56 patients with pancreatic(More)
INTRODUCTION Haemorrhagic complications are commonly reported in the course of acute pancreatitis (AP). The most dangerous are pseudoaneurysms secondary to wall erosion of the vessels crossing the inflammation area. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of different embolisation techniques of pseudoaneurysms secondary to AP. MATERIAL AND METHODS The treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is a serious vascular complication due to non-specific clinical manifestations, causing serious diagnostic difficulties. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CE-US) can complement standard sonographic examination in evaluation of TRAS. MATERIAL AND METHODS Standard ultrasound B presentation, extended with color(More)
Congenital anomalies of systemic veins are usually asymptomatic and found incidentally during ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance examinations performed for other clinical indications. Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) with absent right superior vena cava (RSVC) is the congenital aberration in the thoracic venous system(More)
INTRODUCTION Nerve can be compressed when traveling through any osteo-fibrous tunnel. Any eventual anatomic structure limiting this passage increases the risk of neuropathy. During dissection of the shoulder region we recognized a vein travelling on the inferior border of the suprascapular notch together with the suprascapular nerve. The aim of this work(More)