TITLE

THE EFFECT OF PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT) ON OESOPHAGEAL MOTILITY IN BARRETT'S OESOPHAGUS

AUTHOR(S)
Globe, J.; Kelty, C. J.; Smythe, A.; Ackroyd, R.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Barrett's oesophagus is the major risk factor for oesophageal adenocarcinoma and ablative techniques may reduce the chances of its development. Photodynamic therapy using aminolaevulinic acid has been shown to effectively achieve mucosal ablation with good long term response, but it is unknown whether this treatment has on effect on oesophageal motility. PDT mucosal ablation does not appear to impair oesophageal function either in the treated or the untreated sustained response seen after PDT oblation does not appear to be due to improved oesophogeal clearance.
ACCESSION #
13218934

 

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