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Laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) for treatment of local recurrences in patients with breast cancer
Author(s): M. Samy Ismail; A. H. El-Shehry; Carsten M. Philipp; U. Torsten; H. Weitzel; Hans-Peter Berlien
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Paper Abstract

The effect of laser induced thermotherapy (LITT) as palliative method in otherwise pre-treated patients (irradiation, chemotherapy and/or surgery) with local recurrences of breast cancer should be investigated. In 7 women, an interstitial laser application was performed percutaneously into the center of the diseased tissue. The laser used was a Nd:YAG laser with a wavelength of 1064 nm. Heat expansion was controlled digitally and monitored by ultrasound and color coded duplex sonography (CCDS) respectively. This minimal invasive method enabled the precise coagulation of the tumor without destruction of the skin or ulceration, although the areas had been pre-treated by irradiation up to 60 Gy, before. All patients are scheduled in a long-time follow-up. The CCDS-guided interstitial laser therapy is a safe and minimal invasive method for palliative treatment of subcutaneous local recurrences of breast cancer.

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Date Published: 19 January 1998
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3193, Photothermal Therapies in Medicine, (19 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300827
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M. Samy Ismail, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)
Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
A. H. El-Shehry, Cairo Univ. (Egypt)
Carsten M. Philipp, Universitaetsklinikum Benjamin Franklin/Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
U. Torsten, Universitaetsklinikum Benjamin Franklin/Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
H. Weitzel, Universitaetsklinikum Benjamin Franklin/Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Hans-Peter Berlien, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3193:
Photothermal Therapies in Medicine
Gaetano Bandieramonte; Stephen G. Bown; Fausto Chiesa; Jacques Donnez; Herbert J. Geschwind; Gian Francesco Lombard; Gerhard J. Mueller; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach, Editor(s)

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