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Treatment of hydrocele: randomised prospective study of simple aspiration and sclerotherapy with tetracycline.

Authors
  • Breda, G
  • Giunta, A
  • Gherardi, L
  • Xausa, D
  • Silvestre, P
  • Tamai, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of urology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1992
Volume
70
Issue
1
Pages
76–77
Identifiers
PMID: 1638377
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Following reports in the literature on the efficacy of tetracycline sclerotherapy in the treatment of hydroceles, we carried out a randomised prospective study of 45 patients (50 hydroceles), comparing simple evacuation with tetracycline sclerotherapy. The results revealed no statistically significant difference in the percentage of success between the 2 groups, but complications were more common in the patients treated with tetracycline. The good results reported by other authors in non-randomised studies are, therefore, not confirmed.

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