TITLE

ENDOSCOPIC ABLATION OF BARRETT'S OESOPHAGUS: A RANDOMISED TRIAL OF PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT) VERSUS ARGON PLASMA COAGULATION (APC)

AUTHOR(S)
Kelty, C. J.; Ackroyd, R.; Brown, N. J.; Stephenson, T. J.; Stoddard, C. J.; rReed, M . W. R.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Barren's oesophagus (BO) is the major risk factor for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus, which is increasing in incidence more rapidly than any other cancer in the Western world. BO confers a lifetime risk for developing adenocarcinoma of 10-15%. Both photodynamic therapy using 5-aminlaevulinic acid as a photosensitiser and argon plasma coagulation (APC) have been shown to be effective in the oblation of 80, but a comparative trial of these two modalities has not been reported. PDT and APC are both effective modalities for ablating Barrett's oesophagus. PDT requires more equipment and is more costly in the short term. APC appears to be more effective than PDT for ablation of Barrett's oesophagus.
ACCESSION #
13219025

 

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