ID 110779
Author
Kondo, Kazuya Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Miyoshi, Takanori Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Takizawa, Hiromitsu Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Kenzaki, Koichiro Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Sakiyama, Shoji Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Tangoku, Akira Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
photodynamic therapy
lung cancer
submucosal tumor
central airway
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A 75-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of the emphysema and tumor of the right intermediate bronchus. Thoracic CT scan and bronchoscopic examination demonstrated a spherical tumor of the right intermediate bronchus covering a normal mucosa. The biopsy specimen obtained from this tumor was histologically diagnosed as“glandular type of adenocarcinoma in the bronchus”. Surgical treatment was not feasible because of poor pulmonary function. Therefore, the patient underwent Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using porfimer sodium (Photofrin) and an excimer dye laser. After 4 months, the tumor disappeared and there has been no recurrence for 3 years 3 months. PDT can affect a submucosal tumor of the central airway, and is safe for patients with poor pulmonary function. Our report recommends that PDT should be applied not only to early lung cancer but also submucosal tumor of the central bronchus.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
52
Issue
3-4
Start Page
208
End Page
211
Sort Key
208
Published Date
2005-08
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences