Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 23rd, 2005
"Surgical procedures are considered the gold standard treatment of hydatid cysts," gastroenterologists in France noted.
C. Bastid and colleagues at Hopital Sainte-Marguerite in Marseille presented "the first case of percutaneous treatment of a complex hydatid cyst of the liver, using radio frequency as a scolecidal agent in a 28-year-old man."
"The procedure was performed under real-time ultrasound control and with the patient under general anesthesia," the collaborators said. "Injection of alcohol was performed at the end of the procedure to induce retraction...
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