[Photodynamic therapy for esophageal cancer].

  title={[Photodynamic therapy for esophageal cancer].},
  author={H Shimao and Yoshiki Hiki},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  volume={23 1},
Evaluation of resected cases of esophageal superficial cancer have shown that lymph node metastasis was absent, and radical local treatment would be possible for m1 and m2 cancer. However, the depth of cancer invasion is difficult to diagnose before treatment. Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is useful for not only treating but also diagnosing cancer. Therefore, EMR is recommended as the treatment of choice for m1 or m2 lesions. On the other hand, treatment of esophageal superficial cancer by… CONTINUE READING