Photodynamic therapy for early gastric cancer using a pulsed gold vapor laser.

@article{Nakamura1990PhotodynamicTF,
  title={Photodynamic therapy for early gastric cancer using a pulsed gold vapor laser.},
  author={Toshinobu Nakamura and Masaki Ejiri and Takuji Fujisawa and Hirotoshi Akiyama and Kazutaka Ejiri and Michihiro Ishida and Takahiro Fujimori and Satoru Maeda and Susumu Saeki and Shinji Baba},
  journal={Journal of clinical laser medicine & surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={63-7}
}
Endoscopic photodynamic therapy (PDT) using a pulsed gold vapor laser (wavelength 628 nm, LaserSonics Inc.) was performed on eight cases of early gastric cancer. Three patients refused to have surgery, and the others were in a high-risk group due to old age or complications with other diseases. Hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD I, 2.5-3 mg/kg, Photofrin Inc.) was injected intravenously, and 48-72 hours later, the entire cancer lesion and 5 mm width mucosa encircling it were irradiated with a gold… CONTINUE READING