Photodynamic diagnosis of prostate cancer using 5-aminolevulinic acid--first clinical experiences.

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OBJECTIVES To study the feasibility of 5-aminolevulinic-acid (5-ALA)-induced photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) for the evaluation of the surgical margins (SMs) during radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS A total of 18 patients with histologically confirmed PCa (Gleason score 4 to 8, prostate-specific antigen 1 to 20 ng/mL… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2007.12.086

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@article{Zaak2008PhotodynamicDO, title={Photodynamic diagnosis of prostate cancer using 5-aminolevulinic acid--first clinical experiences.}, author={Dirk Zaak and Ronald C Sroka and Wael Y Khoder and Christoph Adam and Stefan Tritschler and Alexander Karl and Oliver Reich and Ruth Knuechel and Reinhold Baumgartner and Derya Tilki and Gralf Popken and Alfons Hofstetter and Christian G Stief}, journal={Urology}, year={2008}, volume={72 2}, pages={345-8} }