Intraoperative photodynamic diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in esophageal cancer patients using 5-aminolevulinic acid.

@article{Motoori2015IntraoperativePD,
  title={Intraoperative photodynamic diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in esophageal cancer patients using 5-aminolevulinic acid.},
  author={Masaaki Motoori and Masahiko Yano and Koji Tanaka and Kentaro Kishi and Hidenori Takahashi and Masahiro Inoue and Takuro Saito and Keijiro Sugimura and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara and Osamu Ishikawa and Masato Sakon},
  journal={Oncology letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={3035-3039}
}
Lymph node metastasis is the strongest prognostic factor in esophageal cancer patients who have undergone esophagectomy. The accurate diagnosis of lymph node metastasis is important, but the pre-operative diagnostic accuracy is poor. The intraoperative diagnosis based on histopathological examination of frozen tissue specimens is complicated and time… CONTINUE READING