Photodynamic Therapy Followed by Thoracoscopic Sleeve Lobectomy for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer

Daniel T. DeArmond, Ali Mahtabifard, Clark B. Fuller, Robert J. McKenna

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Photodynamic therapy is an effective technique for debulking endobronchial tumors over an acceptably short time-course; however, to be effective, numerous treatment cycles may be required to achieve the desired results. We present a case in which photodynamic therapy was used with curative intent to downsize an obstructing endobronchial non-small cell lung cancer in advance of resection via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with right upper lobe sleeve lobectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e24-e26
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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