alexa Pulmonary resection after successful downstaging with photodynamic therapy.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Author(s): Mortman KD, Frankel KM

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Abstract Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment option for lung cancer that involves the administration of a photosensitizing agent and selective, bronchoscopic delivery of light to tumor tissue that has retained the agent. Currently, PDT is used either to treat microinvasive endobronchial nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or to palliate patients with completely or partially obstructing endobronchial NSCLC. Herein is a case of PDT that successfully downstaged an obstructing endobronchial NSCLC, thereby enabling a complete resection. At 9 months postoperatively, the patient was treated for a chest wall recurrence with no evidence of disease in the airway or mediastinum. This article was published in Ann Thorac Surg and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

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