Photodynamic therapy (PDT) in Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia or early cancer.

@article{Foroulis2006PhotodynamicT,
  title={Photodynamic therapy (PDT) in Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia or early cancer.},
  author={Christophoros N. Foroulis and James Andrew Charles Thorpe},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={30-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Esophagectomy is the standard treatment for high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and intramucosal adenocarcinoma (IMC) arising within Barrett's esophagus. Results of photodynamic therapy (PDT) were retrospectively studied to evaluate the effectiveness of PDT in ablating HGD and/or IMC complicating Barrett's esophagus. METHODS Thirty-one patients unfit for or refusing esophagectomy (male: 20, mean age: 73.4+/-9.3 years) underwent Porfimer sodium PDT ablation of their HGD (15 patients), HGD… CONTINUE READING

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