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Doxycycline sclerotherapy for pediatric head and neck macrocystic lymphatic malformations: A case series and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22572407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: (a) To evaluate the efficacy of doxycycline as a percutaneous sclerotherapy agent in pediatric head and neck macrocystic lymphatic malformations (LM) and (b) to review the literature with regard to recent developments in the treatment of lymphatic malformations using sclerotherapy. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records and imaging studies of all patients who underwent percutaneous sclerotherapy of macrocystic LM of the head and neck at our institution between June 2005 and May 2010. All studies were reviewed and procedures performed by a single interventional neuroradiologist using computed tomography (CT) guidance. LM were individually cannulated, the contents aspirated, and then injected with doxycycline at concentrations of 10-20mg/ml. Response to sclerotherapy was determined clinically. RESULTS: Seven patients underwent a total of eight sclerotherapy treatments during the study period. Of the six patients with appropriate follow-up, 67% have experienced complete or near-complete clinical resolution of their LM (1243 days mean follow-up), while 33% have developed recurrent swelling after an initial response following a single doxycycline injection (53 days mean follow-up). CONCLUSIONS: Our institutional results, in combination with recently published findings, support the moderate efficacy and excellent safety profile of percutaneous doxycycline sclerotherapy for macrocystic lymphatic malformations.
Nausheen Jamal; Sameer Ahmed; Todd Miller; John Bent; Allan Brook; Sanjay Parikh; Ashish Ankola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 3400 Bainbridge Ave, 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY 10467, United States; Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Ave., CHS 62-132, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1624, United States.
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