Photodynamic Therapy in Adult Intra-axial Brain Tumours

Zanib Javed, Hafiza Fatima Aziz, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-406
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


  • adjuvant treatment
  • brain tumour
  • glioma


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