Symptomatic hepatic cyst in a child: treatment with single-shot injection of tetracycline hydrochloride

@article{Fabrizzi2009SymptomaticHC,
  title={Symptomatic hepatic cyst in a child: treatment with single-shot injection of tetracycline hydrochloride},
  author={Giancarlo Fabrizzi and Cecilia Lanza and Valeria Bolli and Giovanni Pieroni},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={1091-1094}
}
The prevalence of hepatic cysts is 0.1% to 0.5% based on autopsy studies, and 2.5% based on US examinations. Percutaneous therapies are a new alternative to surgery. They include simple percutaneous aspiration, catheter drainage alone, and catheter drainage with sclerotherapy. We present an 11-year-old boy admitted to hospital because of abdominal pain. A diagnosis of simple hepatic cyst was made, which was treated with aspiration and tetracycline hydrochloride solution (5%) injection into the… CONTINUE READING

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