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Photodynamic therapy for occluded biliary metal stents
Author(s): Joseph V. E. Roche; Neville Krasner; R. Sturgess
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Paper Abstract

In this abstract we describe the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to recanalize occluded biliary metal stents. In patients with jaundice secondary to obstructed metal stents PDT was carried out 72 hours after the administration of m THPC. Red laser light at 652 nm was delivered endoscopically at an energy intensity of 50 J/cm. A week later endoscopic retrograde cholangiogram showed complete recanalization of the metal stent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3567, Optical and Imaging Techniques for Biomonitoring IV, (12 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339192
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Joseph V. E. Roche, Fazakerley Hospital (United Kingdom)
Neville Krasner, Fazakerley Hospital (United Kingdom)
R. Sturgess, Fazakerley Hospital (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3567:
Optical and Imaging Techniques for Biomonitoring IV
Marco Dal Fante; Hans-Jochen Foth; Neville Krasner; Renato Marchesini; Halina Podbielska, Editor(s)

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