Methylaminolaevulinate-based photodynamic therapy of Bowen's disease and squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{CalzavaraPinton2008Methylaminolaevulinatebase,
  title={Methylaminolaevulinate-based photodynamic therapy of Bowen's disease and squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={P G Calzavara-Pinton and Maria Venturini and Raffaella Sala and Rossana Capezzera and Giampiero Parrinello and Cristina Specchia and Cristina Zane},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={159 1},
  pages={137-44}
}
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with methylaminolaevulinate (MAL) is an approved noninvasive treatment option for actinic keratosis and Bowen's disease (BD), two precursors of invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). OBJECTIVES To assess efficacy, prognostic features, tolerability and cosmetic outcome of MAL-PDT for the treatment of BD and SCC. METHODS In total, 112 biopsy-proven lesions of BD and SCC in 55 subjects were treated in an outpatient setting. MAL cream (160 mg g(-1)) was… CONTINUE READING
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