PD/PDT for gynecological disease: A clinical review

R. R. Allison, R. Cuenca, G. H. Downie, M. E. Randall, V. S. Bagnato, C. H. Sibata

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Abstract

The evolution of diagnostic and interventional procedures for gynecologic disease has led to organ, sexual and reproductive sparing treatments. Photodiagnosis (PD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) may play a great role for gynecological patients as both offer the potential to achieve these goals. PD/PDT for a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions have shown potential for excellent clinical outcomes. However, significant limitations remains, both clinically and dosimetrically, that prevent consistent results. When those limitations are resolved PD/PDT could move to the forefront of gynecological therapy. This clinical review highlights the outcomes and shortcomings of PD/PDT through the peer reviewed literature for gynecological sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-63
Number of pages13
JournalPhotodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Volume2
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Gynecological disease
  • PD
  • PDT
  • Photodiagnosis
  • Photodynamic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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