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Sclerotherapy of lymphatic cysts of the leg with OK-432


Clemens, Robert K J; Meier, Thomas O; Pfiffner, Roger; Hafner, Jürg; Amann-Vesti, Beatrice (2012). Sclerotherapy of lymphatic cysts of the leg with OK-432. Vasa, 41(2):149-153.

Abstract

Lymphatic cysts can either represent lymphatic malformations (LMs) or may occur after trauma or operation. Independent of their etiology lymphatic cysts can cause functional impairment and recurrent skin infections. We report the successful use of OK-432 injected transcutanously to treat lymphatic macrocysts. Treatment of LMs with OK-432 has been reported to be a safe and minimally invasive procedure. The underlying mechanism is still unclear but injection leads to an inflammation of the wall resulting in occlusion or shrinkage of the cyst.

Abstract

Lymphatic cysts can either represent lymphatic malformations (LMs) or may occur after trauma or operation. Independent of their etiology lymphatic cysts can cause functional impairment and recurrent skin infections. We report the successful use of OK-432 injected transcutanously to treat lymphatic macrocysts. Treatment of LMs with OK-432 has been reported to be a safe and minimally invasive procedure. The underlying mechanism is still unclear but injection leads to an inflammation of the wall resulting in occlusion or shrinkage of the cyst.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:07 Mar 2013 16:53
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 16:36
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0301-1526
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0301-1526/a000179
Official URL:http://www.medcontent.ch/content/r11j14p3x3xp4333/?p=41921cf235f4498c9287a1564a8c13b6&pi=11
PubMed ID:22403135

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