We have reexamined a series of 1119 patients consecutively submitted to fine needle aspiration of nodules of the neck. Among these in 166 cases ultrasonography combined with aspiration suggested the presence of cysts. 60 patients were submitted to cyst aspiration and 34 were aspirated and submitted to cyst injection with tetracycline hydrochloride. The patients were followed up clinically and ultrasonically 3 and 12 months after treatment. Cure was defined as the absence of any residual cystic lesion and an ultrasonic cyst volume less than 50% with respect to basal after 12 months from the start of treatment. 18 of the 60 (30%) patients only aspirated and 24 of the 34 patients (70%) in the tetracycline group were cured (statistically significant; p < 0.005). We conclude that tetracycline seems an effective sclerotherapy in treatment of thyroid cysts.
|Autori:||Alberti B; Campatelli A; Antonelli A; Di Vito A; Francese C; Saracino A; Agostini S; Baschieri L.|
|Titolo:||[Review of a case series of cervical cysts and evaluation of the efficacy of sclerotherapy with tetracycline hydrochloride in thyroid cystic lesions].|
|Anno del prodotto:||1994|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|