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Intraoperative photodynamic therapy on spontaneous canine nasal tumors
Author(s): Diego Fonda; Carlo Maria Mortellaro; Stefano Romussi; Paola Taroni; Rinaldo Cubeddu
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Paper Abstract

Promising results obtained by photodynamic therapy (PDT) with porphyrins on superficial spontaneous canine tumors suggested the experiment of this technique on intracavitary tumors, specifically at the endonasal site. The supposed neoplastic residual bed was irradiated directly during surgery at the end of the debulking. Five dogs referred to the surgical department of the veterinary school, University of Milan and affected by endonasal neoplasias were submitted to PDT after radiologic and cyto-histologic diagnosis and TNM stadiation. All the selected tumors were included in the clinical stage 1 (T1NOMO). Mean and median survival time (from the day of treatment) were 11.6 - 5.4 and 12 months, respectively. Different staging of the treated tumors limits the possibility of an objective comparison with other alternative therapeutic procedures.

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Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184947
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Diego Fonda, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Carlo Maria Mortellaro, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Stefano Romussi, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Paola Taroni, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2128:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV
R. Rox Anderson M.D.; R. Rox Anderson M.D., Editor(s)

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