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Photodynamic therapy of human tubulo-villous adenomas
Author(s): Trond Warloe; Qian Peng; Helen Heyerdahl; Hakon Waehre; Johan Moan; Harald B. Steen; Karl-Erik Giercksky
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Paper Abstract

Nine selected patients with rectal tubulo-villous adenomas were treated with Photofrin- or aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) after the main bulk of the primary tumors had been endoscopically resected. The distribution patterns of Photofrin and ALA-induced porphyrins in the adenomas and surrounding normal tissues were studied by means of microscopic fluorescence photometry. Nine patients were treated in a total of 14 PDT sessions. Photofrin and ALA were used in 5 and 9 sessions, respectively. The tumors in all 5 Photofrin-based PDT sessions demonstrated complete regression. However, they all recurred 4 - 20 months after PDT. Four of 9 ALA-based PDT sessions achieved complete regression and so far no recurrence of these tumors has been found, although the follow-up is only 3 - 10 months. Two of the cases of partial response were given a second ALA-based PDT and both of them obtained complete response. The microscopic fluorescence photometry of the biopsies taken from the tumor and surrounding normal tissues after administration of either Photofrin or ALA showed that there was a strong fluorescence of Photofrin in the vascular stroma of the tumor and normal tissues, whereas ALA-induced porphyrins were mainly distributed in the glandular neoplastic cells. The correlation between the distribution of Photofrin and ALA-induced porphyrins in the adenomas and their photodynamic effects is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2325, Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer II, (12 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.199179
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Trond Warloe, Norwegian Radium Hospital (Norway)
Qian Peng, Norwegian Radium Hospital (Norway)
Helen Heyerdahl, Norwegian Radium Hospital (Norway)
Hakon Waehre, Norwegian Radium Hospital (Norway)
Johan Moan, Norwegian Radium Hospital (Norway)
Harald B. Steen, Norwegian Radium Hospital (Norway)
Karl-Erik Giercksky, Norwegian Radium Hospital (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2325:
Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer II
Daniel Brault; Giulio Jori; Johan Moan; Benjamin Ehrenberg, Editor(s)

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