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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
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
Article Title
Management of hepatic cysts by percutaneous drainage and instillation of tetracycline hydrochloride
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2001
Volume ID
50
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
230-33
Language
eng
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
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.....
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