Uses of photodynamic therapy in premalignant and malignant lesions of the gastrointestinal tract beyond the esophagus

Herbert C. Wolfsen

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Abstract

Much has recently been written regarding the use of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of esophageal carcinoma and dysplastic Barrett's esophagus. This review, however, describes the clinical experience using photodynamic therapy with various photosensitizer agents for the treatment of diseases in other areas of the gut, especially the pancreaticobiliary tract where European studies have established the role of porfimer sodium photodynamic therapy in the management of patients with cholangiocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-664
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of clinical gastroenterology
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

Keywords

  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Endoscopic ablation
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Porfimer sodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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