OK-432 therapy for lymphangiomas
Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Objective: To assess the efficacy of OK-432 sclerotherapy in the treatment of lymphangiomas. Design: Nonrandomized trial; follow up, 4 to 29 months. Setting: Academic tertiary referral medical center. Patients: Six children with presumed lymphangiomas; age range at initial treatment, 1 month to 7 years 10 months. Intervention: Fluoroscopically guided cyst aspiration, cystography, and injection of OK-432. Outcome Measures: Clinical and radiographic comparisons before and after therapy. Results: Complete response in 2 macrocystic lymphangiomas; no response in 3 microcystic lymphangiomas; and no response in 1 venous malformation. Conclusion: OK-432 sclerotherapy may be effective treatment for macrocystic lymphangiomas.
Smith, R., Burke, D., Sato, Y., Poust, R., Kimura, K., & Bauman, N. (1996). OK-432 therapy for lymphangiomas. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 122 (11). http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archotol.1996.01890230041009