Medical treatment versus “Watch and Wait” in the clinical management of CE3b echinococcal cysts of the liver

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BACKGROUND Available treatments for uncomplicated hepatic cystic echinococcosis (CE) include surgery, medical therapy with albendazole (ABZ), percutaneous interventions and the watch-and-wait (WW) approach. Current guidelines indicate that patients with hepatic CE should be assigned to each option based on cyst stage and size, and patient characteristics… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-492

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