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Oesophagus perforation is a possible complication of anterior cervical spine surgery, which generally occurs during the first postoperative days. Delayed perforation is very rare and its management remains controversial. We report the successful management of a delayed oesophagus perforation associated with an osteomyelitis.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) consists of a laser light exposure of tumor cells photosensitized by general or local administration of a pharmacological agent. Nowadays, PDT is a clinically established modality for treatment of many cancers. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) induced protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) has proven its rational in fluoro-guided resection of… (More)
OBJECTIVE Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has become a well-established modality for the treatment of many cancers. Photodynamic eradication of tumor cells depends on the presence of a photosensitizer, oxygen and light. However, oxygen depletion during PDT is a well known problem. Modulation of light delivery could address this issue by counteracting tumor… (More)