Combined medical and surgical therapy: a new approach to abdominal hydatidosis.

@article{Pappalardo1987CombinedMA,
  title={Combined medical and surgical therapy: a new approach to abdominal hydatidosis.},
  author={Giuseppe Pappalardo and Dario Reggio and Fabrizio Maria Frattaroli and Antonella Teggi and F S Correnti and G Castrini},
  journal={The Italian journal of surgical sciences},
  year={1987},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={335-9}
}
The experience with 28 patients affected by hepatic and abdominal hydatidosis and treated by combined medical and surgical therapy is reported. All the patients were subject to preoperative and postoperative medical therapy with mebendazole (50 mg/kg/daily). The percentage of living scolices in hydatid fluid obtained during surgery, evaluated microscopically and by mice inoculation, was lower in patients treated medically than in patients operated on without pre and postoperative medical… CONTINUE READING

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