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Sclerosing therapy: an alternative treatment for popliteal cyst in children


During a 6-year period 31 patients with popliteal cyst were treated by sclerosing therapy with ethoxysclerol 1%. The injection was repeated after 3–4 weeks. In 14 patients 3 interventions were necessary. Four patients required more than three treatments, but 3 of them had been operated upon previously. In our patients, the ethoxysclerol sclerotherapy produced good results without recurrences.

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Németh, P., Füzesi, K. Sclerosing therapy: an alternative treatment for popliteal cyst in children. Pediatr Surg Int 5, 134–135 (1990).

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Key words

  • Popliteal cyst
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ethoxysclerol