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Sclerosant therapy as first-line treatment for solitary liver cysts.
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PMID:  15665541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The aim was to determine the outcome from percutaneous sclerosing treatment of solitary non-parasitic hepatic cysts. METHODS: The results of treatment of patients with symptomatic solitary non-parasitic hepatic cysts treated between 1995 and 2000 were reviewed. RESULTS: There were 23 women and one man with a median (range) age of 59 (34-79) years. The median (range) diameter of the cysts was 10 (5-24) cm. Five patients were treated by laparoscopic fenestration ab initio as they also required a cholecystectomy because of gallstones. The remaining 19 patients underwent percutaneous sclerotherapy. In one just aspiration was successful without further treatment. In six contrast leaked from the cyst and five of these had laparoscopic fenestration. Twelve patients had sclerosant treatment with good results at a median (range) follow-up of 35 (6-60) months in 10 patients. Good results were also obtained in 10 of the 12 patients who had fenestration.
Marek Poźniczek; Andrzej Wysocki; Andrzej Bobrzyński; Jerzy Krzywoń; Wojciech Kostarczyk; Piotr Budzyński
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-01-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0253-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Surg     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-25     Completed Date:  2005-05-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501808     Medline TA:  Dig Surg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel.
II Chair of Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Jagiellonian University, Medical College, Kraków, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
Cholecystolithiasis / epidemiology,  surgery
Cysts / epidemiology,  therapy*
Liver Diseases / epidemiology,  therapy*
Retrospective Studies

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