Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--7

Bleomycin as intralesional sclerosant for cystic hygromas


JK Mahajan, V Bharathi, SK Chowdhary, R Samujh, P Menon, KLN Rao 
 Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
JK Mahajan
Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh
India

ABSTRACT: To study the efficacy of intralesional bleomycin as a sclerosing agent for peripheral cystic hygromas, 15 patients were treated. Intralesional injection of bleomycin into the lymphangiomas was given at a dose not exceeding 0.5 mg per kg of body weight, at intervals of 2 weeks. The regression response of the swelling was graded as excellent (total disappearance), good ( 50 percent reduction), and poor ( 50 percent decrease). Reduction in the size of the mass was usually seen by 2 weeks to 6 months and the number of injections for each patient varied from 1-5. A significant reduction was seen in 86.7 percent (13 patients) and 53.3 percent (8 cases) of them showed complete disappearance. Eleven of the 12 cystic lesions showed excellent to good response. No significant complications were noted. The average follow-up period was 28 months (23-37 months).


How to cite this article:
Mahajan J, Bharathi V, Chowdhary S, Samujh R, Menon P, Rao K. Bleomycin as intralesional sclerosant for cystic hygromas.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2004;9:3-7


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Mahajan J, Bharathi V, Chowdhary S, Samujh R, Menon P, Rao K. Bleomycin as intralesional sclerosant for cystic hygromas. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2004 [cited 2021 Apr 18 ];9:3-7
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