Recent publications by the Lab members:




Pekala PA, Henry BM, Pekala JRP, Fraczek PA, Taterra D, Natsis K, Piagkou M, Skrzat J, Tomaszewska I. The pterygoalar bar: A meta-analysis of its prevalence, morphology and morphometry. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery 2017 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2017.06.019 (IF: 1.583)


Graves MJ, Henry BM, Hsieh WC, Sanna B, Pękala PA, Iwanaga J, Loukas M, Tomaszewski KA. Origin and Prevalence of the Accessory Phrenic Nerve: A Meta-Analysis and Clinical Appraisal. Clinical Anatomy 2017 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/ca.22956 (IF: 1.824)


Pawlicki B, Henry BM, Tomaszewski KA, Gajda M, Brzozowska I, Walocha JA, Skowron-Cendrzak A. Neonatal pinealectomy in rats - a simple micro-suction technique. Folia Medica Cracoviensia 2017; 57(1):39-46.


Iwanaga J, Watanabe K, Henry BM, Tomaszewski KA, Walocha JA, Oskouian RJ, Tubbs RS. Anatomical study of the internal nasal branch of the infraorbital nerve: application to minimizing nerve damage with surgery in and around the nose. Clinical Anatomy 2017, 30(6):817-820. doi: 10.1002/ca.22927 (IF: 1.824)


Pekala PA, Mizia E, Henry BM, Popieluszko P, Loukas M, Tomaszewski KA. Injury to the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve during tendon graft harvesting for knee ligament reconstruction: An ultrasound simulation study. Clinical Anatomy 2017 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/ca.22904 (IF: 1.824)


Henry BM, Graves MJ, Pekala JR, Sanna B, Hsieh WC, Tubbs RS, Walocha JA, Tomaszewski KA. Origin, Branching, and Communications of the Intercostobrachial Nerve: a Meta-Analysis with Implications for Mastectomy and Axillary Lymph Node Dissection in Breast Cancer. Cureus 2017, 9(3):e1101. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1101


Henry BM, Graves MJ, Vikse J, Sanna B, Pekala PA, Walocha JA, Barczynski M, Tomaszewski KA. The current state of intermittent intraoperative neural monitoring for prevention of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury during thyroidectomy: a PRISMA-compliant systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses. Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery 2017, 402(4):663-673. doi: 10.1007/s00423-017-1580-y (IF: 2.149)


Henry BM, Sanna B, Vikse J, Graves MJ, Spubler A, Witkowski C, Tomaszewska I, Tubbs RS, Tomaszewski KA. Zuckerkandl's Tubercle and its Relationship to the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: a Cadaveric Dissection and Meta-Analysis. Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.anl.2017.03.013 (IF: 1.128)


Pekala PA, Henry BM, Pekala JR, Saganiak K, Taterra D, Walocha JA, Tubbs RS, Tomaszewski KT. Lateral and Posterolateral Foraminal Variations of the Atlas: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2017, 40:74-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.02.014 (IF: 1.557)


Pekala PA, Tomaszewski KA, Henry BM, Ramakrishnan PK, Roy J, Mizia E, Walocha JA. Risk of Iatrogenic Injury to the Infrapatellar Branch of the Saphenous Nerve During Hamstring Tendon Harvesting: A Meta-Analysis. Muscle & Nerve 2017 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/mus.25587 (IF: 2.713)


Henry BM, Sanna S, Graves MJ, Vikse J, Sanna B, Tomaszewska IM, Tubbs RS, Tomaszewski KT. The Non-Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: a meta-analysis and clinical considerations. PeerJ 2017, 5:e3012. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3012 (IF: 2.112)


Pekala PA, Henry BM, Pekala JR, Hsieh WC, Vikse J, Sanna B, Walocha JA, Tubbs RS, Tomaszewski KA. Prevalence of foramen arcuale and its clinical significance: a meta-analysis of 55,985 subjects. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 2017 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.3171/2017.1.SPINE161092 (IF: 2.696)


Henry BM, Sanna B, Graves MJ, Sanna S, Vikse J, Tomaszewska IM, Tubbs RS, Tomaszewski KA. The Reliability of the Tracheoesophageal Groove and the Ligament of Berry as Landmarks for Identifying the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: a Cadaveric Study and Meta-Analysis. BioMed Research International 2017; Article ID 4357591. doi: 10.1155/2017/4357591 (IF: 2.134)


Tomaszewski KA, Henry BM, Gladysz T, Glowacki R, Walocha JA, Tomaszewska R. Validation of the intervertebral disc Histological Degeneration Score in cervical intervertebral discs and their endplates. The Spine Journal 2017, 17(5):738-745.  doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.01.006 (IF: 2.660)


Saker E, Henry BM, Tomaszewski KT, Loukas M, Iwanga J, Okouian RJ, Tubbs RS. The filum terminal internum and externum: A comprehensive review. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2017, 40:6-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2016.12.020 (IF: 1.557)


Tomaszewski KA, Graves MJ, Vikse J, Pękala PA, Sanna B, Henry BM, Walocha JA. Superficial Peroneal Nerve Variations of Fascial Piercing: a Meta-Analysis and Clinical Considerations. Clinical Anatomy 2017; 30(1):120-125.  doi: 10.1002/ca.22741 (IF: 1.332)


Henry BM, Vikse J, Graves MJ, Sanna S, Sanna B, Tomaszewska I, Hsieh WC, Tubbs RS, Tomaszewski KA. The variable relationship of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve to the Inferior Thyroid Artery: A Meta-Analysis and Surgical Implications. Head & Neck 2017; 39(1):177-186. doi: 10.1002/hed.24582 (IF: 2.760)


Depukat P, Henry BM, Popieluszko P, Roy J, Mizia E, Konopka T, Tomaszewski KA, Walocha JA. Anatomical variability and histological structure of the ulnar nerve in the Guyon’s canal. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2017, 137(2):277–283. doi: 10.1007/s00402-016-2616-4 (IF: 1.496)


Henry BM, Pękala PA, Sanna B, Vikse J, Sanna S, Saganiak K, Tomaszewska I, Tubbs RS, Tomaszewski KA. The Anastomoses of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve in the Larynx: a Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Journal of Voice 2017, 31(4):495-503. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2016.11.004 (IF: 1.187)


Henry BM, Tomaszewski KA, Pękala PA, Ramakrishnan PK, Taterra D, Saganiak K, Mizia E, Walocha JA. The Variable Emergence of the Infrapatellar Branch of the Saphenous Nerve. Journal of Knee Surgery 2017 30(6):585-593. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1593870 (IF: 1.657)





Saker E, Henry BM, Tomaszewski KT, Loukas M, Iwanga J, Okouian RJ, Tubbs RS. The Human Central Canal of the Spinal Cord: A Comprehensive Review of its Anatomy, Embryology, Molecular Development, Variants, and Pathology. Cureus 2016; 8(12): e927. doi: 10.7759/cureus.927


Henry BM, Vikse J, Graves MJ, Sanna S, Sanna B, Tomaszewska I, Tubbs RS, Tomaszewski KA. Extralaryngeal Branching of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: a meta-analysis of 28,387 nerves. Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery 2016; 401(7):913-923.  doi: 10.1007/s00423-016-1455-7 (IF: 2.191)


Tomaszewski KA, Popieluszko P, Henry BM, Roy J, Sanna B, Kijek MR, Walocha JA. The Surgical Anatomy of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve in the Inguinal Region: a Meta-Analysis. Hernia 2016; 20(5):649-657. doi: 10.1007/s10029-016-1493-7 (IF: 2.050)


Tomaszewski KA, Roy J, Vikse J, Pękala PA, Kopacz P, Henry BM. Prevalence of the Accessory Deep Peroneal Nerve: A Cadaveric Study and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2016; 144:105-11. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2016.03.026 (IF: 1.130)


Tomaszewski KA, Graves MJ, Henry BM, Popieluszko P, Roy J, Pękala PA, Hsieh WC, Vikse J, Walocha JA. Surgical anatomy of the sciatic nerve: A meta-analysis. Journal of Orthopedic Research 2016; 34(10):1820-182. doi: 10.1002/jor.23186 (IF: 2.986)


Henry BM, Tomaszewski KA, Walocha JA. Methods of Evidence-Based Anatomy: a guide to conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis of anatomical studies. Annals of Anatomy 2016; 205:16-21. doi: 10.1016/j.aanat.2015.12.002 (IF: 1.483)


Roy J, Henry BM, Pękala P, Vikse J, Saganiak K, Walocha JA, Tomaszewski KA. Median and Ulnar Nerve Anastomoses in the Upper Limb: A Meta-Analysis. Muscle & Nerve 2016; 54(1):36-47. doi: 10.1002/mus.24993 (IF: 2.283)


Henry BM, Roy J, Ramakrishnan PK, Vikse J, Tomaszewski KA, Walocha JA. Procalcitonin as a Serum Biomarker for Differentiation of Bacterial Meningitis from Viral Meningitis in Children: Evidence from a Meta-analysis. Clinical Pediatrics (Phila) 2016; 55(8):749-64. doi: 10.1177/0009922815606414 (IF: 1.146)





Ramakrishnan PK, Henry BM, Vikse J, Roy J, Saganiak K, Mizia E, Tomaszewski KA. Anatomical Variations of the Formation and Course of the Sural Nerve: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Annals of Anatomy 2015; 202:36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.aanat.2015.08.002 (IF: 1.483)


Henry BM, Zwinczewska H, Roy J, Vikse J, Ramakrishnan PK, Walocha JA, Tomaszewski KA. The Prevalence of Anatomical Variations of the Median Nerve in the Carpal Tunnel: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. PLOS ONE 2015; 10(8):e0136477. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136477 (IF: 3.234)


Henry BM, Roy J, Ramakrishnan PK, Vikse J, Tomaszewski KA, Walocha JA. Association of migraine headaches with anatomical variations of the Circle of Willis: Evidence from a meta-analysis. Neurologia & Neurochirurgia Polska 2015; 49(4):272-277. doi: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.06.002 (IF: 0.641)


Vikse J, Henry BM, Roy J, Ramakrishnan PK, Tomaszewski KA, Walocha JA. The Role of Serum Procalcitonin in the Diagnosis of Bacterial Meningitis in Adults: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2015; 38:68-76. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2015.07.011 (IF: 1.859)


Tomaszewski KA, Walocha I Mizia E, Gładysz T, R Glowacki, Tomaszewska R. Age- and degeneration-related variations in cell density and glycosaminoglycan content in the human cervical intervertebral disc and its endplates. Polish Journal of Pathology 2015; 66 (3): 296-309. doi: 10.5114 / pjp.2015.54964


Tomaszewski KA, Adamek D Konopka T, R Tomaszewska, Walocha JA. ENDPLATE calcification and cervical intervertebral disc degeneration - the role of ENDPLATE marrow contact channel occlusion. The film Morphologica 2015; 74 (1): 84-92 doi: 10.5603 / FM.2015.0014


Krzyżewski RM, Tomaszewski KA, Dear, M Kopec, Klimek Piotrowska-W, Walocha JA. Anatomical variations of the anterior communicating artery complex: gender relationship. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 2015; 37 (1): 81-86 doi: 10.1007 / s00276-014-1313-7


Tomaszewski KA, Saganiak K, T Gładysz Walocha JA. The biology behind the human intervertebral disc and its endplates. The film Morphologica 2015; 74 (2): 157-168 doi: 10.5603 / FM.2015.0026


Tomaszewska IM, Peasant EK, MA Pena, Średniawa M, Czyżowska K, horseradish R, Nowakowski M, Walocha JA. Computed tomography morphometric analysis of the greater palatine canal - a study of 1,500 head CTs and a systematic review of literature. Anatomical Science International 2015; 90 (4): 287-297 doi: 10.1007 / s12565-0140-0263-9


Tomaszewska IM, Zwinczewska H, T Gładysz Walocha JA. Anatomy and clinical significance of the maxillary nerve - a literature review. The film Morphologica 2015; 72 (2): 150-156 doi: 10.5603 / FM.2015.0025





Kłosiński M, Tomaszewski KA, IM Tomaszewska, Kłosiński P Skrzat J, Walocha JA. Validation of the Polish language version of the SF-36 Health Survey in patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine 2014; 21 (4): 866-870. doi: 10.5604 / 12,321,966.1129948


Krzyżewski RM, MK Stachura Stachura AM, Rybus J Tomaszewski KA, Klimek Piotrowska-W, waterside P, A Urbanik, Walocha JA. Variations and morphometric analysis of the proximal segment of the superior cerebellar artery. Polish Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery 2014; 48 (4): 229-235 doi: 10.1016 / j.pjnns.2014.07.006


Tomaszewski KA, Adamek D, Pasternak A Glowacki R, R Tomaszewska, Walocha JA. Degeneration and calcification of the cervical ENDPLATE is connected with a Decreased expression of ANK, ENPP-1, OPN and TGF-β1 in the intervertebral disc. Polish Journal of Pathology 2014; 65 (3): 204-211 doi: 10.5114 / pjp.2014.45783


Tomaszewska IM, Tomaszewski KA, The Peasant EK, et al. Anatomical landmarks for the localization of the greater palatine foramen - a study of 1,200 head CTs, 150 dry skulls, systematic review of literature and meta-analysis. J Anat. 2014; 225 (4): 419-35. doi: 10.1111 / joa.12221


Tomaszewska IM, Frączek P Gomulska M, Pliczko M, Śliwińska A Sałapa K, horseradish R, Smith P, M Nowakowski, Walocha JA. Sex determination based on the analysis of a contemporary Polish population's palatine bones - a computed tomography study of 1,200 patients. The film Morphologica 2014; 73 (4): 462-468 doi: 10.5603 / FM.2014.0069


Krzyżewski RM, IM Tomaszewska, Lorenc N, Dear M, Goncerz G, Klimek Piotrowska-W, Walocha K Urbanik A. Variations of the anterior communicating artery complex and occurrence of anterior communicating artery aneurysm: A2 segment consideration. Folia Medica Cracoviensia 2014; 54 (1): 13-20 ISSN 0015-5616





Kłosiński M, Tomaszewski KA, sparrow A, K Piech, Skrzat J, P Kłosiński, Walocha JA. Ossification of the ligamentum flavum of the lumbosacral spine in the Polish hospitalized population - a prospective cohort study. Folia Medica Cracoviensia 2013; 53 (4): 13-20 ISSN 0015-5616


Klimek-Piotrowska W, M Kopec, Dear M, Krzyżewski RM, Tomaszewski KA, waterside P Walocha J. Configurations of the Circle of Willis - and CT angiography study based on a Polish population. The film Morphologica 2013; 72 (4): 293-299 doi: 10.5603 / FM.2013.0049


Maga P, Tomaszewski KA, Krzyżewski RM, Golec J, P Depukat, Gregorczyk-Maga I Skrzat J. Branches and arterial supply of the recurrent artery of Heubner. Anatomical Science International 2013; 88 (4): 223-229 doi: 10.1007 / s12565-013-0192-z


Maga P, Tomaszewski KA, Skrzat J, Tomaszewska IM, Iskra T Pasternak A Walocha JA. Microanatomical study of the recurrent artery of Heubner. Annals of Anatomy 2013; 195 (4): 342-350 doi: 10.1016 / j.aanat.2013.03.011


Maga P, Tomaszewski KA, Pasternak A Zawiliński J, R Tomaszewska, Gregorczyk-Maga I Skrzat J. Extra-and intracerebral course of the recurrent artery of Heubner. The film Morphologica 2013; 72 (2): 94-99 doi: 10.5603 / FM.2013.0016


Lipski M, Pełka P, S Majewski, in Leipzig, Gładysz T Tomaszewska I. Mandible - clinically revisited. Folia Medica Cracoviensia 2013; 53 (4): 29-35 ISSN 0015-5616


Lipski M, Tomaszewska IM, in Leipzig, Nov GJ, Tomaszewski KA. The mandible and its foramen - anatomy, anthropology, Embryology and Resulting clinical implications. The film Morphologica 2013; 72 (4): 285-292 doi: 10.5603 / FM.2013.0048


Tomaszewska IM, Matuszyk A, A must have, Goncerz G. Morphology of a 19th century adult male skull with non-treated Hydrocephalus - a case report. Folia Medica Cracoviensia 2013; 53 (3): 43-50 ISSN 0015-5616


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