[Swiss study of chemotherapy of alveolar echinococcosis--review of a 20-year clinical research project].

Abstract

Alveolar echinococcosis (A. E.), caused by Echinococcus multilocularis, behaves biologically like a malignant tumour of the liver which is best treated by radical surgery. However, radical surgery can be performed only in about 20-30% of A. E. cases. The efficacy of chemotherapy with benzimidazole derivatives for inoperable cases is debated. The results of… (More)

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