Superficial blood flow following photodynamic therapy of malignant non-melanoma skin tumours measured by laser Doppler perfusion imaging

I Wang, Stefan Andersson-Engels, G. E Nilsson, K Wardell, Katarina Svanberg

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Sammanfattning

Laser Doppler perfusion imaging offers a new modality for in vivo monitoring of the superficial blood perfusion in biological tissue, In this study, the superficial blood perfusion of malignant nonmelanoma skin tumours and the surrounding normal skin was measured in conjunction with photodynamic therapy (PDT) using topical delta-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA)-induced protoporphyrin IX as a photosensitizer. The results clearly show that, in contradiction to PDT with the intravenously administered photosensitizer Photofrin, no direct vascular damage can be seen, With the topical sensitization the brood perfusion is increased immediately after the treatment irradiation. The increased brood now is seen up to a week after treatment, in a similar way as for an inflammatory reaction. Despite this, all basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in situ lesions in this study healed without any sign of residual tumour after the treatment, suggesting an efficient direct tumour cell destruction induced by PDT.
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)184-189
TidskriftBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volym136
Nummer2
DOI
StatusPublished - 1997

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Dermatologi och venereologi

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