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Plum-blossom needle assisted photodynamic therapy: The therapy option for the treatment of oral potentially malignant disorder in the elderly.

07:00 EST 8th January 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Plum-blossom needle assisted photodynamic therapy: The therapy option for the treatment of oral potentially malignant disorder in the elderly."

Oral leukoplakia (OLK) is one of the most common oral potentially-malignant disorders (OPMD) with complex causes, a long disease course and a high tendency for recrudescence. Although a variety of methods exist for treating this disease, canceration rates remain high. Herein, we described a case of 72-year-old male patient with OLK of the palatine mucous membrane who had achieved complete remission after being treated with five sessions of plum-blossom needle (PBN) assisted 5-aminolevulinic acid-photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT). The patient had since been subsequently placed under close observation (>12 mo). To date, there has been no recurrence. PBN assisted PDT might be suitable for the treatment of OPMDs in patients presenting with epithelial hyperkeratosis.

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Name: Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
ISSN: 1873-1597
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