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The Role of Radiofrequency Ablation in the Management of Pulmonary and Hepatic Hydatid Cysts FREE TO VIEW

Arzu Balkan, MD; Salih M. Balkan, MD; Oner Mentes, MD; Mukerrem Safali, MD; Metin Özkan, MD; Hayati Bilgic, MD
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GATA Gogus Hastaliklari AD, Ankara, Turkey

Chest. 2010;138(4_MeetingAbstracts):591A. doi:10.1378/chest.10831
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PURPOSE: In this experimental study we have aimed to examine the efficiency and management details of radiofrequency ablation (RF) in Type II, III and IV pulmonary and hepatic cysts.

METHODS: Pulmonary and hepatic cysts of the same cow with classified Gharbi typing has been exposed to RF ablation (150 W, 80-100 C) immediately after sacrificing for five minutes at 36.5 C laboratory conditions. Histopathologic and parasitologic evaluation has been done after RF ablation.

RESULTS: Scolex and germinative membranes of Type III and IV pulmonary and hepatic cysts has resulted in complete eradication response whilst type II has had a partial response rate of 40%.

CONCLUSION: Type III and IV hydatic cysts of pulmonary and hepatic tissue can be safely treated with RF ablation.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: This experimental study shows that RF ablation therapy can be used safely in type III and IV pulmonary and hepatic cysts.

DISCLOSURE: Arzu Balkan, No Financial Disclosure Information; No Product/Research Disclosure Information

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