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Percutaneous treatment of a congenital splenic cyst with alcohol: a new therapeutic approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9265677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous treatment of a huge congenital splenic cyst in a 23-year-old man is presented. The cyst had been catheterized and drained two times within a 3-month period without injecting any sclerosing agent into the cavity. On the third attempt, catheter drainage and injection of alcohol into the cyst cavity were performed because of insufficient response to drainage alone. He was discharged symptom-free after the procedure. The cyst diminished in size considerably 9 months after the treatment with alcohol. The volume of the cyst was reduced from 5200 to 8 ml. Although percutaneous treatment of a congenital splenic cyst with tetracyclin has been reported, to our knowledge this is the first case of a congenital splenic cyst treated with alcohol as a sclerosing agent. Percutaneous treatment of splenic cyst can obviate the need for partial or total splenectomy and may be an alternative to surgical treatment.
O Akhan; Z Baykan; L Oğuzkurt; I Sayek; M N Ozmen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-09     Completed Date:  1997-10-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1067-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine TR-06 100 Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / congenital*,  radiography,  therapy*
Ethanol / administration & dosage*
Sclerosing Solutions / administration & dosage*
Splenic Diseases / congenital*,  radiography,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sclerosing Solutions; 64-17-5/Ethanol

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