Comparison of aminolevulinic acid and hexylester aminolevulinate induced protoporphyrin IX distribution in human bladder cancer

Successful photodynamic therapy of epithelial cancer requires a specific photosensitization of malignant tissue. We evaluate the intensity and localization of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in superficial transitional cell carcinoma and nonmalignant cells of the human bladder following topical administration of its precursor, either aminolevulinic acid (ALA) or hexylester aminolevulinate (HAL).


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The Journal of urology, 170, 2 Pt 1, 428-432
Year:
2003
Publisher:
Elsevier
ISSN:
0022-5347
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Part 1
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