Paweł Daszkiewicz

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The aim of this study is to assess cognitive, emotional and social functioning in children and adolescents after the removal of craniopharyngioma. Twenty-seven children operated for craniopharyngioma and their parents participated in the study. Cognitive functions were assessed with WISC-R/WAIS-R-PL and Rey–Osterrieth Complex Figure Test. Parents completed(More)
Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a developmental brain disorder characterized by localized abnormalities of cortical layering and neuronal morphology. It is associated with pharmacologically intractable forms of epilepsy in both children and adults. The mechanisms that underlie FCD-associated seizures and lead to the progression of the disease are unclear.(More)
BACKGROUND Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma is a brain tumor associated with tuberous sclerosis complex. There are two treatment options for subependymal giant cell astrocytomas: surgery or mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor. The analysis of outcome of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma surgery may help characterize the patients who may benefit(More)
BACKGROUND Oral microbial flora and a damaged oral mucosa may increase the risk of bacteriemia, fungemia and complications in immunocompromised patients. AIM OF THE STUDY Assessment of presence: bacteria and Candida spp. in different oral lesions, and the incidence of bacteremia in the case of a damaged mucosa in transplant recipients and patients(More)
Increasing incidence of pediatric brain tumors and improving survival rates encouraged us to assess long-term functional outcome of patients with cerebellar juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA). Our study encompassed 105 children treated since 1980–2005 and consisted in analysis of mailed, custom-designed questionnaires. Mean follow-up time was 8.3 years.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) consists of solid adhesion of the distal spinal cord to adjacent structures, resulting in repetitive spinal cord traction during truncal movements. The condition is usually a sequel of lumbosacral dysraphism, spinal cord injury or surgical procedure. Clinical signs of TCS include sphincter disturbances,(More)
Central nervous system tumors diagnosed before the end of the first year of life differ from those found in older children and in adults. The differences include mode of clinical presentation, anatomical distribution, histopathological diagnoses, response to therapy, and outcome. The material consists of 56 children (23 girls and 33 boys), aged at(More)
Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign, expansive, osteolytic lesion, consisting of blood-filled cysts, capable both of rapid enlargement and spontaneous resolution. Asymptomatic cases have been reported too. The aim of this paper was to analyse the outcomes of surgical treatment of ABC in children and a review of pertinent literature. We adopted the method(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate registration accuracy in an electromagnetic navigation system applied to image-guided intracranial procedures in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a group of 34 children aged from 2 weeks to 17 years, 38 procedures were performed using electromagnetic navigation, including 24 neuroendoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Better understanding of embryology, histopathology and genetics of dysraphic conditions have lead to an expansion of this concept to entities with a similar microscopic appearance (e.g. enterogenous cysts, colloid cyst of the III-rd ventricle) or rated among neoplasms (e.g. mature teratoma), creating a certain conceptual confusion. Currently the(More)