Photodynamic diagnosis in urology: State of the art

Janice A Santos Cortes, Jeffrey Gahan, Mark S. Soloway

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High grade NMIBC remains a treatment challenge for urologists. WLC is widely regarded as the gold standard for detection and TUR. PDD may offer superiority to WLC in terms of detection, recurrence free survival and overall cost, but the current data must be scrutinized closely. Nearly all trials comparing PDD to WLC have shown an advantage in overall tumor detection with photodynamics and thus may lead to better treatment strategies in these patients. This review will focus on the results of a multitude of studies where PDD in combination with various photosensitizers was employed in the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer. The equipment, techniques and cost of these modalities will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-31
Number of pages14
JournalArchivos Espanoles de Urologia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


  • Photodynamic
  • Phototherapy
  • Urothelial carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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