18 June 1993 Photodynamic therapy (PDT) utilizing PhotofrinR for treatment of early esophageal cancer
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Proceedings Volume 1881, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy II; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146328
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Four lesions of early carcinoma of the esophagus found during endoscopic biopsies in three patients were treated with photodynamic therapy. Follow-up biopsies over 9 - 24 months remain negative for carcinoma. Endoscopic ultrasonography is essential for proper staging and treatment planning for these patients. Photodynamic therapy may provide an alternative to surgical resection for early esophageal carcinoma or severe dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus.
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Bergein F. Overholt, Bergein F. Overholt, Masoud Panjehpour, Masoud Panjehpour, Elmeria Teffeteller, Elmeria Teffeteller, S. Mark Rose, S. Mark Rose, } "Photodynamic therapy (PDT) utilizing PhotofrinR for treatment of early esophageal cancer", Proc. SPIE 1881, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy II, (18 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146328; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.146328
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