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Autofluorescence of seborrheic keratosis (warts) and of tissue surrounding malignant tumors
Author(s): Wolfgang Lohmann; Wolf-Bernhard Schill; Rainer M. Bohle; Thomas Dreyer
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Paper Abstract

Autofluorescence measurements on human tissue have revealed a decrease in intensity in malignant tumors and an increase in the healthy region adjacent to the tumor. This latter event might serve as a protective wall against the invasive tumor cells. The composition of this wall is still unknown. Antioxidants such as NADH might be involved. In the case of seborrheic keratosis (wart), the intensity is increased in the pigmented spots. Care must be taken, therefore, when warts are attached to malignant tumors. The resulting value is, then, not indicative for the condition of the system.

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Date Published: 29 December 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3197, Optical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques II, (29 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.297962
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Wolfgang Lohmann, Univ. of Giessen (Germany)
Wolf-Bernhard Schill, Univ. of Giessen (Germany)
Rainer M. Bohle, Univ. of Giessen (Germany)
Thomas Dreyer, Univ. of Giessen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3197:
Optical Biopsies and Microscopic Techniques II
Irving J. Bigio; Herbert Schneckenburger; Jan Slavik; Katarina Svanberg; Pierre M. Viallet, Editor(s)

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