Photodynamic therapy for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal carcinoma

Bashar J. Qumseya, Waseem David, Herbert C. Wolfsen

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Abstract

This paper reviews the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in patients with Barrett's esophagus and esophageal carcinoma. We describe the history of PDT, mechanics, photosensitizers for PDT in patients with esophageal disease. Finally, we discuss its utility and limitations in this setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Endoscopy
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Ablation therapy
  • Aminolevulinic acid
  • Barrett esophagus
  • Dihematoporphyrin ether
  • Esophageal neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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