Title

OK-432 therapy for lymphangiomas

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Journal

Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Volume

122

Issue

11

DOI

10.1001/archotol.1996.01890230041009

Abstract

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.

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