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Radiology. 1997 Sep;204(3):651-4.

Lymphangiomas in children: percutaneous sclerotherapy with an alcoholic solution of zein.

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Department of Medical Imaging, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To determine the efficacy of percutaneous sclerotherapy with an alcoholic solution of zein in lymphangiomas in pediatric patients.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Fourteen patients with macrocystic and mixed lymphangiomas were treated with use of Ethibloc as a sclerosing agent. The procedure was performed with ultrasonographic and/or fluoroscopic guidance. Follow-up clinical and sequential computed tomographic examinations were performed to evaluate regression of the lesion.

RESULTS:

Regression was excellent in nine (64%) of the 14 lesions: Regression was complete in four lymphangiomas and was to less than 5% of the initial volume in five. Satisfactory results were obtained in the remaining five (36%) of 14 lesions. The most frequent complication was leakage of Ethibloc without important sequelae in 10 of the 14 lymphangiomas.

CONCLUSION:

Percutaneous sclerotherapy with Ethibloc was a safe and effective procedure in the treatment of macrocystic and mixed lymphangiomas.

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