Photodynamic therapy of endobronchial tumors.

  title={Photodynamic therapy of endobronchial tumors.},
  author={James S. McCaughan and Thomas Emrys Williams and B H Bethel},
  journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine},
  volume={6 3},
After presensitization with IV hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD), neoplasms in the tracheobronchial tree of 18 patients were treated by photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 630-nm light from a tunable dye argon laser system delivered through quartz fibers passed through the biopsy channel of a flexible bronchoscope under local anesthesia. Tumor effect was… CONTINUE READING