Histopathologic aspects of photodynamic therapy for dysplasia and early adenocarcinoma arising in Barrett's esophagus.

@article{Ban2004HistopathologicAO,
  title={Histopathologic aspects of photodynamic therapy for dysplasia and early adenocarcinoma arising in Barrett's esophagus.},
  author={Shinichi Ban and Mari Mino and Norman Shizuaki Nishioka and William Peter Puricelli and Lawrence R. Zukerberg and Michio Shimizu and Gregory Yves Lauwers},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1466-73}
}
The efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) is currently evaluated for the treatment of superficial neoplasms arising in Barrett's esophagus (BE). An accurate assessment of this technique requires the evaluation of biopsies before and after treatment. However, despite the importance of pathology, only a limited number of studies have systematically assessed the mucosal changes after PDT. To evaluate mucosal changes after PDT, and pathologic variables that may impact on the success of this… CONTINUE READING

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