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Sonographic follow-up of ethanolamine oleate sclerotherapy for hydrocele.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8515526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sclerotherapy has gained increasing popularity during the last few years as a treatment for hydrocele. Little is known of the natural course of intrascrotal changes, however, nor of their timetable after therapy. In the present trial scrotal ultrasonography was performed before the sclerotherapy and during the follow-up examination in the case of 70 symptomatic consecutive outpatients ranging in age from 19 to 85 years (mean, 58 years) with 71 hydroceles treated by ethanolamine oleate sclerotherapy. Posttreatment sonographic findings typically included heterogeneously echogenic extratesticular masses, cystic areas with peritesticular hyperechoic lines, and a thickened scrotal wall. All the lesions showed improvement. Sonography proved to be useful for differentiating hydroceles from spermatoceles and for evaluating the need for a renewed treatment during follow-up. Ethanolamine oleate was effective as a sclerosant, as 86% of cases were cured or significantly improved. Complications were mild and uncommon, and no intratesticular or epididymal changes were observed. Ethanolamine oleate sclerotherapy can be recommended as a treatment of choice for hydrocele.
Authors:
S I Mattila; T L Tammela; H P Mäkäräinen; P A Hellström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-22     Completed Date:  1993-07-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Central Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Oleic Acids / therapeutic use*
Sclerosing Solutions / therapeutic use
Sclerotherapy*
Testicular Hydrocele / therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oleic Acids; 0/Sclerosing Solutions; 3282-75-5/ethanolamine oleate

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