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Aminolevulenic acid ovarian

F Aziz, S Telara, H Moseley, C Goodman, P Manthri, M Sam Eljamel
UNLABELLED: Cerebral metastases occur in 15-40% of cancers and their incidence is increasing. We have studied the use of fluorescence image-guided surgery and repetitive photodynamic therapy in 14 metastatic brain cancers. METHODS: Case note review of prospectively collected data on patients who were treated with PDT at the time of surgery for brain metastases. Patients were consented for the surgery and PDT. Patients were given 2 mg/kg body weight of Photofrin IV 48 h before the surgery and 20 mg/kg 5-aminolevulenic acid orally 3h before surgery...
September 2009: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
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