Percutaneous imaging-guided treatment of hydatid liver cysts: do long-term results make it a first choice?

@article{Kabaaliolu2006PercutaneousIT,
  title={Percutaneous imaging-guided treatment of hydatid liver cysts: do long-term results make it a first choice?},
  author={Adnan Kabaalioğlu and Kagan Çeken and Emel Alimoğlu and Ali Mukremin Apaydin},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={65-73}
}
AIM To evaluate the long-term results of percutaneous imaging-guided treatment of hydatid liver cysts. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty patients with 77 hydatid liver cysts underwent percutaneous treatment with ultrasonography (US) or computed tomography (CT) guidance. Absolute alcohol and hypertonic saline were used for sclerosing the cysts after aspiration. Prophylactic albendazole treatment was given before and after the procedures. Follow-up US and CT were obtained periodically, and changes in… CONTINUE READING