Evaluation of treatment and long-term follow-up in patients with hepatic alveolar echinococcosis.

@article{Kadry2005EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of treatment and long-term follow-up in patients with hepatic alveolar echinococcosis.},
  author={Zakiyah Kadry and Elizabeth Renner and Lucas M. Bachmann and Nicolas Attigah and Eberhard Ludwig Renner and Rudolf Ammann and P A Clavien},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={92 9},
  pages={1110-6}
}
BACKGROUND Alveolar echinococcosis is a rare disorder, which makes a comparison of different treatment modalities within a clinical trial difficult to perform. Data prospectively recorded over a period of 25 years were used to evaluate three therapeutic strategies: benzimidazole therapy alone, complete 'curative' resection followed by 2 years of adjuvant benzimidazole treatment, and partial debulking resection followed by continuous administration of a benzimidazole. METHODS Details of 113… CONTINUE READING
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