Efficacy of the traditional Japanese medicine goreisan for the resolution of spermatic cord hydrocele in children

Abstract

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                </span><h3>Purpose</h3> 
                <p>Goreisan, a traditional Japanese medicine, has previously been used for hydrostatic modulation. This retrospective study investigated the efficacy of goreisan for spermatic cord hydrocele resolution in children.</p> 

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                </span><h3>Methods</h3> 
                <p>Seventy-two boys treated for spermatic cord hydrocele between 2012 and 2015 were included; Goreisan was administered to 16 [group G, median age 3 (1–8) years], and 56 were followed without medication [group C, median age 1 (0–8) years]. An age-matched comparison was conducted between 14/16 group G patients (group g) and 14/56 group C patients (group c).</p> 

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                </span><h3>Results</h3> 
                <p>Incidences of resolution were higher in groups G and g than in groups C and c, respectively, both during the study period and within the first 6-month observation period; groups G and g also had a significantly lower incidence of surgery for hydrocele than in groups C and c, respectively. The interval from the commencement of observation until hydrocele resolution was significantly shorter in group G than in group C, but not in group g than in group c.</p> 

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                </span><h3>Conclusion</h3> 
                <p>Goreisan can effectively promote the resolution of spermatic cord hydrocele in children and may be a valid treatment choice for this condition.</p> 
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