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Table 6 Therapy of patients with hydatid disease

From: Echinococcal disease in Alberta, Canada: more than a calcified opacity

  Pulmonary Hepatic Other
Therapy Definite/probable N = 9 Possible N = 2 Definite/probable N = 11 Possible N= 16 Cardiac (definite) N = 1 Kidney or spleen (probable/possible) N = 3
Medical only* 0 1 1 0 0 0
Surgical resection only 3 0 2 1 1** 0
Medical therapy and surgical resection 5 0 2 1 0 0
Aspiration of cyst only 0 0 4 0 0 0
Aspiration of cyst and medical treatment 0 0 0 0 0 0
Observation only 1 1 2 14 0 3
  1. * mebendazole or albendazole
  2. **echinococcal cyst was resected from left ventricle