Cholangioport for optical coherence tomography imaging and photodynamic therapy of the cholangiocarcinoma

Date 28 June 2017
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Topics Gastrointestinal Cancers
Staging procedures (clinical staging)
Basic Principles in the Management and Treatment (of cancer)
Presenter Gelakis Muradov
Citation Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_3): iii13-iii136. 10.1093/annonc/mdx261
Authors G. Muradov
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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is technology which can be used as criteria efficiency of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for cholangiocarcinoma. The prognosis of patients with cholangiocarcinomas is very poor and the first symptom is mechanical jaundice. The percutaneous transhepatic drainage is used in the first stage of treatment. It seemed to be an attractive idea to deliver light directly through the drainage. For doing that it was necessary to determine the possibility of tumor radiation by the semiconductor laser through the catheter wall.