Photodynamic therapy and the treatment of neoplastic diseases of the larynx.

@article{Biel1994PhotodynamicTA,
  title={Photodynamic therapy and the treatment of neoplastic diseases of the larynx.},
  author={Merrill A. Biel},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1994},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={399-403}
}
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an innovative treatment involving the use of light-sensitive drugs to selectively identify and destroy diseased cells. Therefore, photodynamic therapy has the potential to treat and cure precancerous and early cancerous lesions (carcinoma in situ [CIS], T1 and T2) of the larynx while preserving normal tissue. Eleven patients with recurrent leukoplakia and carcinomas of the larynx were treated with PDT with follow-up to 27 months. One patient with a T1 verrucous… CONTINUE READING

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