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Recurrence rate of superficial bladder carcinoma can be reduced with 5-aminolevulinic-acid-induced fluorescence diagnosis
Author(s): Thomas Filbeck; Uwe Pichlmeier; Ruth Knuechel; Wolf F. Wieland; Wolfgang Roessler
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Paper Abstract

5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-induced fluorescence diagnosis (FD) allows for a more thorough transurethral resection (TUR) of superficial bladder tumours (BT) compared to conventional white light (WL). A prospective randomized trial was performed to investigate whether residual tumour rate and long-term tumour recurrence can be reduced by means of FD.

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Date Published: 17 June 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4609, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XII, (17 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.436199
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Thomas Filbeck
Uwe Pichlmeier
Ruth Knuechel
Wolf F. Wieland
Wolfgang Roessler


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4609:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XII
Lawrence S. Bass; Eugene A. Trowers; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Udayan K. Shah; David S. Robinson; Lawrence S. Bass; Kenton W. Gregory; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lloyd P. Tate; Nikiforos Kollias; Abraham Katzir; Timothy A. Woodward; Werner T.W. de Riese; George M. Peavy; Werner T.W. de Riese; Kenton W. Gregory; Michael D. Lucroy; Abraham Katzir; Nikiforos Kollias; Michael D. Lucroy; Reza S. Malek; George M. Peavy; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; David S. Robinson; Udayan K. Shah; Lloyd P. Tate; Eugene A. Trowers; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Timothy A. Woodward, Editor(s)

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