Photodynamic Detection of Peritoneal Metastases Using 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA)
AbstractIn the past, peritoneal metastasis (PM) was considered as a terminal stage of cancer. From the early 1990s, however, a new comprehensive treatment consisting of cytoreductive surgery and perioperative chemotherapy has been established to improve long-term survival for selected patients with PM. Among prognostic indicators after the treatment, completeness of cytoreduction is the most independent predictors of survival. However, peritoneal recurrence is a main cause of recurrence, even after complete cytoreduction. As a cause of peritoneal recurrence, small PM may be overlooked at the time of cytoreductive surgery (CRS), therefore, development of a new method to detect small PM is desired. Recently, photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) was developed for detection of PM. The objectives of this review were to evaluate whether PDD using 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) could improve detection of small PM. View Full-Text
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Yonemura, Y.; Endo, Y.; Canbay, E.; Liu, Y.; Ishibashi, H.; Mizumoto, A.; Hirano, M.; Imazato, Y.; Takao, N.; Ichinose, M.; Noguchi, K.; Li, Y.; Wakama, S.; Yamada, K.; Hatano, K.; Shintani, H.; Yoshitake, H.; Ogura, S.-I. Photodynamic Detection of Peritoneal Metastases Using 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA). Cancers 2017, 9, 23.
Yonemura Y, Endo Y, Canbay E, Liu Y, Ishibashi H, Mizumoto A, Hirano M, Imazato Y, Takao N, Ichinose M, Noguchi K, Li Y, Wakama S, Yamada K, Hatano K, Shintani H, Yoshitake H, Ogura S-I. Photodynamic Detection of Peritoneal Metastases Using 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA). Cancers. 2017; 9(3):23.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yonemura, Yutaka; Endo, Yoshio; Canbay, Emel; Liu, Yang; Ishibashi, Haruaki; Mizumoto, Akiyoshi; Hirano, Masamitu; Imazato, Yuuki; Takao, Nobuyuki; Ichinose, Masumi; Noguchi, Kousuke; Li, Yan; Wakama, Satoshi; Yamada, Kazuhiro; Hatano, Koutarou; Shintani, Hiroshi; Yoshitake, Hiroyuki; Ogura, Shun-ichiro. 2017. "Photodynamic Detection of Peritoneal Metastases Using 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA)." Cancers 9, no. 3: 23.
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