Photodynamic therapy for Barrett's esophagus: clinical update.

  title={Photodynamic therapy for Barrett's esophagus: clinical update.},
  author={Bergein F. Overholt and Masoud Panjehpour},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={91 9},
OBJECTIVES This report presents clinical results of photodynamic therapy for dysplasia and superficial esophageal cancer in Barrett's esophagus. METHODS Thirty-six patients with Barrett's esophagus and dysplasia were treated with photodynamic therapy, and sodium porfimer 2.0 mg/kg was used as the photosensitizing drug. Fourteen patients also had 15 superficial esophageal cancers (0-1.5 cm; ultrasound-T2,N-0,M-0). Red light (630 nm) was delivered to the esophageal mucosa by a diffuser inserted… CONTINUE READING