Photodynamic therapy with porfimer sodium versus thermal ablation therapy with Nd:YAG laser for palliation of esophageal cancer: A multicenter randomized trial Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Spinal Injuries

abstract

  • Photodynamic therapy with porfimer sodium has overall equal efficacy to Nd:YAG laser thermal ablation for palliation of dysphagia in esophageal cancer, and equal or better objective tumor response rate. Temporary photosensitivity is a limitation, but PDT is carried out with greater ease and is associated with fewer acute perforations than Nd:YAG laser therapy.

publication date

  • December 22, 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0016-5107(95)70002-1

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 507

end page

  • 12

volume

  • 42

number

  • 6