Sławomir Blamek

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Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is now thought to constitute 3% of all intracranial neoplasms. PCNSL occurrence in the sella turcica region is an extremely rare finding. We present a 37-year-old male with primary pituitary lymphoma treated in our department. The patient, who had had no previous illnesses, was admitted to the hospital because of bilateral(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the metabolic profile of uninvolved brain tissue after treatment for pediatric brain tumors. MATERIAL A group of 24 patients aged 4-18 years was analyzed after combined treatment for brain tumors. In this group, there were nine medulloblastomas, seven low-grade gliomas, three high-grade gliomas, two(More)
AIMS Most papers dealing with radiosurgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) present the results of gamma-knife treatment, whereas linac radiosurgery is becoming increasingly popular. Moreover, there is still much uncertainty about the rationale of combined endovascular and radiosurgical treatment. The aims of this study were to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Stereotactic irradiation of large or critically located arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is a special challenge for clinicians and radiation physicists. To date, no comprehensive comparison of two linac-based radiosurgery systems used for hypofractionated radiotherapy of large AVMs was published. The aim of the study was to compare dose(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence of postirradiation imaging changes after stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM). MATERIAL AND METHODS A group of 85 patients treated for arteriovenous malformations (62 patients, 73%) and cavernomas (23 patients, 27%) between(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate treatment results and toxicity of stereotactic irradiation for arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in children. A group of ten consecutive children (four boys and six girls) irradiated between 2002 and 2010 at our institution was included into the study. The mean age at the time of treatment was 15.4 and ranged between 8(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer, one of the most aggressive cancers, occurs with a high incidence world-wide. Cancer development and progression is dictated by a series of alterations in a number genes, e.g., tumor suppressor genes, DNA repair genes, oncogenes and others. DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification that is profoundly altered in most cancers.(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of large arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) or AVMs involving eloquent regions of the brain remains a challenge. For inoperable lesions, observation, volume-staged radiosurgery or hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HFSRT) are proposed. The aim of our study was to assess the safety and efficiency of HFSRT for large AVMs(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene amplification and protein expression in malignant gliomas (anaplastic astrocytoma, AA and glioblastoma, GBL) were suggested to be correlated with the degree of malignancy. Large deletions within the EGFR gene occur frequently in glioma patients. The aim of our study was to analyse EGFR gene expression(More)
Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) is performed on patients with limited or extensive small-cell lung cancer to reduce incidence of brain metastases and prolong survival. PCI may induce neurocognitive impairment. Decreasing irradiation of neural stem cells (NSC) might reduce PCI-induced toxicity. We tested the feasibility of reducing irradiation doses(More)