Endobronchial management of lung cancer

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Bronchoscopic phototherapy is available now for 2 distinct categories of tracheobronchial cancer: roentgenographically occult superficial squamous cell carcinoma and advanced malignancy causing significant airway obstruction. Laboratory and clinical experience show that the photodynamic effect of hematoporphyrin derivative phototherapy (HpD-PT) may be useful for treating superficial cancers that penetrate less than 5 mm into bronchial mucosa. The larger, obstructing cancers are better managed by high-power laser sources, such as the YAG laser, which are effective by hyperthermal photocoagulation, thermal necrosis, and tissue vaporization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234S-236S
Issue number4 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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