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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 3 (1996), Issue 2, Pages 115-119

Synchronous Quadruple Lung Cancer Treated Curatively by Photodynamic Therapy

1Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical College, 6-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160, Japan
2Department of Pathology, Tokyo Medical College, Tokyo 160, Japan

Received 1 May 1996; Accepted 20 June 1996

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A 54-year-old male was diagnosed as having synchronous quadruple early stage lung cancer. All four tumors showed the same histologic type of in-situ or microinvasive squamous cell carcinoma, but existed independently in different bronchi. Photodynamic therapy of these four lesions was successfully performed by fiberoptic bronchoscopy because of the patient's poor pulmonary function. The patient is alive and well 51 months later.