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Table 1 Evolution of cysts according to treatment approach over time

From: Medical treatment versus “Watch and Wait” in the clinical management of CE3b echinococcal cysts of the liver

Outcome ABZ (n = 17)* ABZ/WW (n = 35)*
  N Time to inactivation Time to relapse Months of ABZ N Time to inactivation Time to relapse Months of ABZ Months of WW
Inactivation 7 4 (4–9.5)   6 (3.75-7.25) 3 8 (7.5-9.5)   6 (4–7.5) 30 (25–39)
Relapse 1 6 9 3 19 8 (5–30.5) 8 (6–13) 22 (9.5-34.5) 143 (78–192)
Unchanged 9    5 (3.5-7) 13    10 (4–20) 62 (39–107)
  1. *Time in months is expressed as median (IQR).