Bladder tumors have different growth characteristics. In most cases, they are limited to the inner wall of the bladder and thus well resectable. Unlike carcinoma in situ, which becomes muscle invasive after a certain amount of time. To be able to completely remove the tumor during resection, photodynamic diagnostics (PDD) can make sense.
In this interview with MEDICA.de, Peter Solleder, Executive Director New Applications at KARL STORZ, explains the advantages of this process in combination with a transurethral resection of the bladder tumor (TURBT) and provides an overview of the current research status.
Peter Solleder: Photodynamic diagnostics (PDD) is the combined use of light and fluorescent dyes in medical imaging. On the one hand, tumors can be made visible with the help of applicable substances and light to enable better detection while making a more successful therapy possible on the other.
Today, these substances are routinely used to diagnose bladder cancer. To do this, they are instilled into the urinary bladder where they subsequently accumulate...
Read the interview with Peter Solleder at MEDICA-Tradefair.com