Paweł Tabakow

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Numerous studies in animals have shown the unique property of olfactory ensheathing cells to stimulate regeneration of lesioned axons in the spinal cord. In a Phase I clinical trial, we assessed the safety and feasibility of transplantation of autologous mucosal olfactory ensheathing cells and olfactory nerve fibroblasts in patients with complete spinal(More)
Treatment of patients sustaining a complete spinal cord injury remains an unsolved clinical problem because of the lack of spontaneous regeneration of injured central axons. A 38-year-old man sustained traumatic transection of the thoracic spinal cord at upper vertebral level Th9. At 21 months after injury, the patient presented symptoms of a clinically(More)
During the last decade, olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) have been successfully applied in multiple experimental approaches aimed to repair damaged mammalian spinal cord. Some of these experiments have consequently been translated into clinical trials. Finding a reliable source of human OECs that is easily accessible and can ensure a sufficient number of(More)
The coincidence of split cord malformation (SCM) and intraspinal teratoma is an extremely uncommon condition. We report a case of a neurologically asymptomatic 13-year-old girl with a 5-year history of progressive scoliosis. The routinely performed MRI revealed SCM at levels L1-L2, tethering of the spinal cord at levels L4-L5 and the presence of an(More)
BACKGROUND Obtaining the human olfactory bulb (OB) for treatment of spinal cord injuries with olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) requires the elaboration of a surgical approach that could meet the criteria of safety and minimal invasiveness. The aim of the study was to evaluate the suitability of the keyhole supraorbital craniotomy (SOC) with an eyebrow(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a well-known devastating lesion that sadly is very resistant to all treatment attempts. This fact has stimulated the exploration of multiple regenerative strategies that are examined at both the basic and clinical level. For laboratory research, differentin vivomodels are used, but each has many important limitations. The main(More)
PURPOSE The most common pituitary tumors are adenomas, which however may be mimicked by other tumors that can show a very similar appearance in plain MRI. The aim of our study was to evaluate the usefulness of perfusion weighted MR imaging (PWI), including signal-intensity curves analysis in the differential diagnosis of sellar/parasellar tumors. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) is a new technique for imaging of the brain and is used with increasing frequency during neurosurgical operations, enabling the surgeon to make decisions based on real-time images. OBJECTIVES This paper presents the technique for the surgical treatment of pituitary adenomas using low-field iMRI,(More)
In this report we described a case of a cerebral abscess that developed in presence of asymptomatic pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) in a 53-year-old woman with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). The brain abscess was aspirated with good clinical result and the arteriovenous fistulae qualified for transcatheter embolotherapy. Each(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is the preferred method for the treatment of noncommunicating hydrocephalus. The different success rates of ETV indicate the difficulties in predicting the success of this procedure. OBJECTIVE To show the usefulness of intraoperative ventriculography performed by the low-field 0.15-T magnetic resonance(More)