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Photodynamic Therapy for Laryngeal Cancers

Merill Biel, Kiskumar Thankappan, Barbara Henderson, Nestor Rigual

Keywords : Larynx,Cancer,Photodynamic therapy,Treatment,Photosensitivity,Photosensitizer,Laser

Citation Information : Biel M, Thankappan K, Henderson B, Rigual N. Photodynamic Therapy for Laryngeal Cancers. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2010; 2 (3):195-199.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1036

Published Online: 01-04-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Laryngeal cancer can associated with significant long-term morbidities. Photodynamic (PDT), a minimally invasive treatment that uses light of a specific wavelength to activate a photosensitizing agent in the tumor and its microenvironment, offers a viable alternative treatment for this patient population without permanent treatment related sequelae.

Our focus in this review is to discuss the existing evidence for the utilization PDT in treating laryngeal cancers and to summarize the advantages and limitations of this novel therapy.

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