Diagnostic laparoscopy with 5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated photodynamic diagnosis enhances the detection of peritoneal micrometastases in advanced gastric cancer.

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OBJECTS Recently, we reported that diagnostic laparoscopy with photodynamic diagnosis using oral 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA-PDD) is a promising tool for diagnosing early peritoneal metastases in gastric cancer. The present study evaluated the usefulness of adding ALA-PDD to conventional diagnostic laparoscopy and assessed the association of the ALA-PDD… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000365356

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