McFarlane, Michael E.; Venugopal, R.; McDonald, Archibald H.; Ewing, R.; Newnham, Mark S.; Johnson, L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Management of hepatic cysts by percutaneous drainage and instillation of tetracycline hydrochloride
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
This paper reports two cases of benign hepatic cysts successfully treated by the instillation of tetracycline hydrochloride. The patients presented with solitary large symptomatic hepatic cysts and underwent ultrasound guided needle aspiration followed by the instillation of tetracycline hydrochloride. The cyst size diminished without complication and the patients have remained symptom free. We review the treatment of this uncommon entity and propose that injection of tetracycline hydrochloride is an effective nonoperative treatment of symptomatic solitary hepatic cysts.....