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Tetracycline sclerotherapy of hydroceles and epididymal cysts. Long-term results.
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PMID:  2368549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fourty patients with 32 hydroceles and 11 epididymal cysts were treated by aspiration and instillation of tetracycline. After a follow up period of 24-39 months the cure rate was 77%. Most of the early recurrences were the results of chemical inflammation and vanished spontaneously. This group should therefore not be operated on until three months after their initial treatment. As aspiration of the fluid had allowed palpation of the testis and cytological examination, only a small proportion of patients with recurrences wanted further treatment. We therefore recommend tetracycline sclerotherapy because it is quick, easy, safe, and effective in the long as well as the short term.
M Honnens de Lichtenberg; J Miskowiak; J Krogh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Scandinavica     Volume:  156     ISSN:  0001-5482     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir Scand     Publication Date:    1990 Jun-Jul
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-13     Completed Date:  1990-08-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906530     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Testicular Diseases / therapy
Testicular Hydrocele / therapy*
Tetracycline / therapeutic use*
Time Factors
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