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Zdzisław M Migaszewski, Agnieszka Gałuszka, Sabina Dołęgowska
A detailed hydrogeochemical study was performed in the Wiśniówka mining area (south-central Poland). This covered three acid pit bodies, historic tailings acid ponds, acid pools, and additionally two neighboring rivers. All these acid mine drainage (AMD) waters are characterized by the pH in the range of 1.7 (pools) to 3.5 (tailings ponds). The most interesting is the Podwiśniówka acid pit lake that shows a very low pH (2.2-2.5) and very high concentrations of SO4 (2-) (2720-5460 mg/L), Fe (545-1140 mg/L), Al (86...
September 25, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
William Watfa, Pietro G di Summa, Wassim Raffoul
Poland syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by a unilateral congenital absence of the sternocostal head of the pectoralis major muscle. The absence of the pectoralis major does not only result in chest asymmetry but also in a missing anterior axillary fold, which is essential for natural anatomical appearance in both male and female patients. In Poland syndrome patients, we perform bipolar latissimus dorsi flap transfer, which can be associated with a sublatissimus implant in women. All procedures are performed through a single short midaxillary incision, and tendon translocation in this technique allows the creation of the anterior axillary fold and thus a natural chest appearance...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
E Delay, S La Marca, S Guerid
Breast deformity of Poland syndrome is a malformation known to be difficult to treat. Numerous descriptions of surgical corrections have been published but none achieved to correct severe cases before description of lipomodeling technique. The aim of this article is to present thoraco-mammary deformity of Poland syndrome, corrections techniques already available and therapeutical indications in primary and secondary cases. Constant anomaly of Poland syndrome is agenesis of sternocostal part of pectoralis major muscle but other muscular anomalies can be associated...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
J Díaz-Crespo, Y Vázquez-Mambrilla, F García-Herrera
The increased use of surgery as a treatment or as an alternative for improvement means that we have a larger number of patients in the operating theatre, including those who suffer from rare diseases. Poland Syndrome is a rare congenital disease associated with muscle development. These patients may have a broad spectrum of abnormalities, which include thoracic anomalies, which can alter the ventilatory management at the level of the airway; the possible onset of malignant hyperthermia. This leads the anaesthetist to take certain preventive measures...
August 17, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Maria Gańczak, Agnieszka Brodowska
Zika virus (ZIKAV) infections could potentially occur in Poland due to international travel made by its nationals to regions where the Aedes mosquito is active. A causal relationship between prenatal ZIKAV infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies has been found due to the time association between the infection in pregnancy and a presence of congenital nervous system malformations, together with the detectable pathogen in amniotic fluid and fetus's tissues. Two ZIKAV infection cases of pregnant women who were diagnosed with fetal microcephaly in the state of Paraiba, Brazil, later described in Ultrasound Obstetrics and Gynecology by Oliveira Mello et al...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
Maria Victoria Romanini, Michele Torre, Pierluigi Santi, Laura Dova, Maura Valle, Carlo Martinoli, Iaria Baldelli
BACKGROUND: Poland syndrome is a congenital deformity characterized by unilateral anomalies of pectoralis muscles, breast, nipple, axillary fold, subcutaneous tissue, ribs, and upper limb. The thoracic anomaly, which is the pathognomonic malformation of Poland syndrome, presents a wide phenotype variability and has been classified by different authors. However, these classifications do not include all the possible phenotypes of Poland syndrome. The aim of this study is to propose a simple classification of the whole spectrum of thoracic anomalies and a treatment algorithm that could have a practical value for determining the surgical approach...
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Jan Fortuniak, Ernest Bobeff, Michał Polguj, Katarzyna Kośla, Ludomir Stefańczyk, Dariusz J Jaskólski
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of the anatomical anomalies of the V3 segment of the vertebral artery in the Polish population. There is conflicting evidence on the incidence of these anomalies: Asian-based studies show high incidence of 10 %, whereas the North American study identifies these anomalies in less than 1 % of patients. METHODS: 1800 computed tomography angiographies (CTA) obtained at the Barlicki University Hospital in Lodz, Poland, were reviewed retrospectively...
June 23, 2016: European Spine Journal
Ilaria Baldelli, Pierluigi Santi, Laura Dova, Gaia Cardoni, Rosagemma Ciliberti, Simonetta Franchelli, Domenico F Merlo, Maria V Romanini
BACKGROUND: Poland syndrome is a congenital anomaly of pectoralis muscles, breast, chest, and upper arm. Several studies have reported that patients affected by chest wall deformities often experience body image disorders and decreased quality of life. Cosmetic corrective surgery is generally postponed until physical development is achieved, and latissimus dorsi flap surgery is usually suggested. This study aims to propose a new surgical timing for these patients. METHODS: Patients affected by Poland syndrome (n = 58) and control patients (n = 50) were included in the study, and their body-related psychopathology was evaluated through the Body Uneasiness Test, a valuable multidimensional tool for the clinical assessment of body uneasiness...
April 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kang-Won Kim, Jeoung-Hwan Seo, Myoung-Hwan Ko, Yu-Hui Won, Sung-Hee Park
Axial mesodermal dysplasia complex (AMDC) arises in variable combinations of craniocaudal anomalies such as musculoskeletal deformities, neuroschisis, or rhombencephalic developmental disorders. To the best of our knowledge, the co-existence of AMDC with associated musculoskeletal anomalies, medullary neuroschisis with mirror movements, and cranial nerve anomalies has not yet been reported. Here, we report the case of a 4-year-old boy whose clinical features were suggestive of Goldenhar syndrome and Poland syndrome with Sprengel deformity...
February 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Bogusław Antoszewski, Marta Fijałkowska
Congenital malformations constitute a serious problem of both medical and social nature. Cleft lip and/or palate represent the most common congenital anomaly of the face that is why it is essential to know the real frequency of the described phenomenon. The aim of this paper is to determine the frequency of cleft lip and/or palate and the types of malformations that occurred in Lodz city between the years 1981-2010. Our clinic has been carrying on the studies concerning the incidence of cleft lip and/or palate since 1981...
March 2016: Congenital Anomalies
Stanislaw Dzimira, Wojciech Nizanski, Malgorzata Ochota, Janusz A Madej
Disturbances in sex differentiation (DSD - disorder of sexual development) may result from disturbances in sex chromosomes or a disturbed development of gonads, or from genotypic disturbances. The objective of this article is to describe the histological structure of gonads in dogs showing sexual disturbances and a case of a cancer resembling gonadoblastoma in one of the animals. Among the 10 examined dogs with disturbances of sex development only a single case of a gonadoblastoma was observed. In animals with sex disturbances, similarly to humans, there exists a potential tendency for neoplastic lesions in dysgenetic gonads...
October 2015: Pathology, Research and Practice
Woźniak Piotr, Aleksandra Brucka-Kaczor, Litwińska Ewelina, Oszukowski Przemysław, Pięta-Dolińska Agnieszka
INTRODUCTION: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a lifelong, chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. IBD morbidity rate in Europe has been steadily growing for the last six decades. Women with IBD are often diagnosed during the childbearing years, which makes the influence of the disease on pregnancy and birth outcomes an important clinical issue. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to estimate the influence of the IBD process among pregnant women on maternal, fetal and neonatal parameters...
May 2015: Ginekologia Polska
Mariusz Tszydel, Marcin Markowski, Janusz Majecki, Dagmara Błońska, Mateusz Zieliński
Hydropsyche angustipennis (Insecta, Trichoptera) larvae were used as indicators of stream contamination in the city of Łódź, Poland. The larvae of H. angustipennis were present at 9 sampling sites established for this study. Significant differences between the sampling sites were noted for environmental parameters as well as concentration of chemicals in water and biodiversity of aquatic invertebrates. Statistical analyses showed significant correlations between quantity and quality of water pollutants and density of H...
October 2015: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Aria Vazirnia, Philip R Cohen
Poland's syndrome is a rare congenital condition characterized by absence of the pectoralis major muscle and a wide spectrum of associated ipsilateral chest wall and upper extremity anomalies. Associated dermatologic anomalies classically include pectoral and axillary alopecia, anhidrosis due to the absence of sweat glands, and deficiency in subcutaneous fat. Functional limitations are minimal, and thus surgical correction is primarily indicated for aesthetic purposes. Chest wall reconstruction typically involves transposition of a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap with or without a temporary subcutaneous tissue expander prior to surgical reconstruction...
August 2015: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
G K Yadav, S Lal, N Dange, K G Marwah, J P Singh
Poland's syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly consisting of a unilateral absence of the pectoralis major, ipsilateral muscle, hand anomaly and occasionally associated other malformations of the chest wall and breast. Many structural and functional abnormalities have been described in association with this syndrome. We report an incidentally diagnosed case in a 27-year-old male patient who presented to us with symbrachydactyly. In addition to this, anterior depression of 2nd, 3rd and 4th ribs and bifid (forked) 5th rib was present on radiological investigations...
July 2014: Indian Journal of Chest Diseases & Allied Sciences
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