Photodynamic Therapy In Adult Intra-Axial Brain Tumours

Authors

  • Zanib Javed Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
  • Hafiza Fatima Aziz Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
  • Muhammad Shahzad Shamim Section of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.24-11

Abstract

The management of high-grade gliomas is challenging considering their infiltrative nature, involvement of the eloquent cortex, and high recurrence rate. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an emerging modality that selectively destroys tumour cells while preserving normal brain tissue. Its safety, and the concurrent use with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, is some of its appealing tenets. Here, we present a review of the literature regarding the mechanism, safety, and efficacy of PDT.

Keywords: brain tumour, glioma, adjuvant treatment

Published

2024-01-20

How to Cite

Zanib Javed, Hafiza Fatima Aziz, & Muhammad Shahzad Shamim. (2024). Photodynamic Therapy In Adult Intra-Axial Brain Tumours. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(2), 404–406. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.24-11

Issue

Section

EVIDENCE BASED NEURO-ONCOLOGY

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