Performance of 5-aminolevulinic-acid-based photodynamic diagnosis for radical prostatectomy


BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate whether we could detect positive surgical margins during open and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy by 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) and mapping of red fluorescence in human prostate cancer cells. METHODS All 52 patients were diagnosed with prostate cancer by biopsy. They had… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12894-015-0073-y


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