Percutaneous drainage as a first therapeutic step prior to surgery in liver hydatid cyst abscess: Is it worth it?
Aylhin J Lopez-Marcano, Jose M Ramia, Vladimir Arteaga, Roberto De la Plaza, Jhonny D Gonzales, Anibal Medina, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, 19002 Guadalajara, Spain
Author contributions: Lopez-Marcano AJ designed research; Ramia JM performed research; Lopez-Marcano AJ, Arteaga V, Gonzales JD and Medina A analyzed data; Lopez-Marcano AJ, Ramia JM and De la Plaza R wrote the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Jose M Ramia, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, c/Donantes de Sangre, s/n, 19002 Guadalajara, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: June 2, 2016
Peer-review started: June 6, 2016
First decision: July 5, 2016
Revised: October 24, 2016
Accepted: November 21, 2016
Article in press: November 22, 2016
Published online: January 18, 2017