Robert Rzepko

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Estimation of HER2 membranous expression is routinely used in breast and gastric cancers, as both a prognostic and a predictive factor. To date there is no evidence for similar application of HER2 expression in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. In CRC, HER2 is sometimes overexpressed in the cell membrane and very often in the cytoplasm. This study was(More)
The authors examined multiple brain sections from 15 autopsy cases of AIDS for the vascular changes, presence of amyloid plaques and signs of axonal damage. The mean patients age was 33.8 years (range 24-48 years). Neuropathological findings included: HIV-specific changes (5), opportunistic infections (7), lymphoma (1) and two cases with nonspecific(More)
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is the most severe histologic form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is emerging as the most common clinically important form of liver disease in obese patients. The prevalence of NASH may increase with the rise in the rate of obesity and metabolic syndrome in affluent communities. The aim of this work(More)
BACKGROUND Liver steatosis and iron overload, which are frequently observed in chronic hepatitis C (CHC), may contribute to the progression of liver injury. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between liver steatosis and iron overload in Polish patients with CHC compared to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and HFE-hereditary(More)
Fatty liver in obese patients is emerging as one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease. Obese patients are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), and aggravating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), developing into steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatic fibrosis. Little is known of the possible impact on liver fibrogenesis of(More)
The authors present the report of the first ever case of angiomyolipoma arising in the larynx. The tumor was found in a 61-year-old man and was resected through laryngofissure. Histopathologic examination of the tumor revealed numerous smooth muscle cells, mature adipose tissue and numerous thin and large irregular vessels. Both histological and(More)
Meningiomas exhibit a tendency to the local regrowth after their surgical resection, and some of those recurrent tumors show histological malignancy progression. The present study was performed on 10 cases of recurrent meningiomas chosen out of total 122 meningiomas diagnosed in our Department of Pathomorphology in the period 1993-1998. The tissue material(More)
A case of meningioangiomatosis, resected from the parietal lobe in a 31-year-old female is presented. Macroscopically, the lesion was composed of five calcified nodules embedded within hardened elastic tissue. Histologically, cortical and subcortical calcified masses were found surrounded by a palisade of spindle and/or oval cells. In adjacent nervous(More)
Some studies have shown the influence of proteases and vascular density in colorectal primary tumors on spreading and on the course of colorectal cancer. In the present study we have analyzed the relationships between overexpression of cathepsin B protein and angiogenesis intensity in resected colon tumors and their impact on prognosis. It has been(More)
The case presented describes a metastatic carcinoid in the cerebral hemisphere of a 52-year-old woman. The onset of the disease was in the form of stroke, CT-examination showed hemorrhagic focus and edema. A craniotomy was carried out and the lesion was removed. Histological diagnosis stated that the tumor was a carcinoid accompanied by a massive(More)