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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 4 (1997), Issue 1, Pages 9-11

Long Term Complete Remission of Intraluminal Squamous Cell Carcinoma by Bronchoscopic Electrosurgery

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Received 7 August 1996; Accepted 23 January 1997

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A patient is described with a synchronous intraluminal squamous cell carcinoma of the left upper lobe carina. He refused photodynamic therapy after sleeve lobectomy of the right upper lobe. The intraluminal tumor was treated with fiberoptic bronchoscopic electrosurgery. Complete remission was achieved, at the moment already for 36 months.