Photodynamic therapy: An emerging treatment for GI neoplasia

S. Patel, B. Katanyutanon, J. Levey

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Abstract

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an emerging endoscopiC technique used to treat a variety of gastrointestinal neoplasms. PDT is a safe and effective way to ablate neoplastic tissue within the gastrointestinal tract and elsewhere in the body using a photosensitizing agent and exposure to laser light. The following is a review of PDT including basic concepts, its use in Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, and cholangiocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-59
Number of pages14
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume29
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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