Preoperative albendazole treatment for liver hydatid disease decreases the viability of the cyst.

@article{Aktan1996PreoperativeAT,
  title={Preoperative albendazole treatment for liver hydatid disease decreases the viability of the cyst.},
  author={Ahmet Ozdemir Aktan and Rifat Yalin},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={877-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Although in experimental models the efficacy of albendazole has been demonstrated, more clinical data are required. In this study, the effect of preoperative albendazole treatment was investigated in patients with liver hydatid cysts. DESIGN This is a prospective non-randomized study. METHODS In this study, the viability was assessed by the gross appearance of the cyst and intracystic pressure (ICP). The study consisted of 70 patients with 89 liver hydatid cysts in two groups. The… CONTINUE READING