Hematoporphyrin-derivative fluorescence for lung cancer localization

D. A. Cortese, J. H. Kinsey

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Recently a new bronchoscopic device has been designed, built, and successfully r143w3 =flap used to localize visually occult bronchogenic lung cancer. The technique involves a photoelectric fluorescence detector, the probe of which is inserted into the smaller channel of a standard double lumen bronchoscope. This apparatus enables the endoscopist to perform routine, white-light bronchoscopy while simultaneously listening to an audio signal that indicates the presence of HPD fluorescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Respiratory Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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