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A method for video-assisted thoracoscopic photodynamic therapy (VAT-PDT).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17670074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A technique is described for application of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to peripheral pulmonary and other intrathoracic malignant tumours. For video-assisted thoracoscopic-PDT we advocate the use of the flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope through an appropriately placed port. This, together with the standard thoracoscope and attached monitor can provide three-dimensional visualisation of the intrathoracic lesion and more importantly allow the accurate delivery of laser light to the tumour. At the present time we have successfully used this method without complication in three patients with advanced inoperable disease.
Authors:
Keyvan Moghissi; Kate Dixon; J Andrew C Thorpe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
The Yorkshire Laser Centre, Goole and District Hospital, Woodland Avenue, Goole, East Yorkshire DN14 6RX, UK. kmoghissi@yorkshirelasercentre.org
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