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Table 3 Clinical management approach of hepatic CE cysts by stage

From: The European Register of Cystic Echinococcosis, ERCE: state-of-the-art five years after its launch

StageNaABZSurgery with no specification of prophylaxis with ABZSurgery with specified associated prophylaxis with ABZPercutaneous treatment with no specification of prophylaxis with ABZPercutaneous treatment with specified associated prophylaxis with ABZWatch-and-wait
CE115966351912252
CE2100412221015b1
CE3a94415621129
CE3b210834600459
CE4-CE521017c21400177
  1. aNumber of “cyst stage-location-management” observations
  2. b11 cysts in the CE2 stage were treated by percutaneous treatment plus ABZ in the Turkish center where the non-PAIR percutaneous technique is performed, as envisaged by the WHO-IWGE expert consensus
  3. cFor 6 CE4 cysts, ABZ treatment was applied due to the concomitant presence of other CE cyst stages
  4. Abbreviation: ABZ, albendazole