Efficacy of Chlorhexidine Gluconate During Surgery for Hydatid Cyst


TOPÇU Ö., SÜMER Z., TUNCER E., AYDIN C., KOYUNCU A.

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.33, no.6, pp.1274-1280, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00268-009-9971-z
  • Journal Name: WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1274-1280

Abstract

Dissemination of protoscolices-rich fluid during surgery for hydatid cyst disease is a major cause of recurrence. Instillation of a scolicidal agent into a hepatic hydatid cyst before opening is the most commonly employed measure to prevent this serious complication. In this clinical study, the efficacy of 0.04% chlorhexidine gluconate (Chx-Glu) during hydatid cyst surgery was tested, and early-term results were evaluated.