Table 4

Side effects and complications in patients treated with ALA-PDT (single dose and fractionated dose combined) or APC

PDT (nā€Š=ā€Š26)APC (nā€Š=ā€Š14)p Value
ALA, 5-aminolevulinic acid; APC, argon plasma coagulation; PDT, photodynamic therapy.
*Patient died, presumably from cardiac arrhythmia.
Pain during treatment235<0.01
Odynophagia2412NS
Fever82NS
Nausea and vomiting70<0.05
Sudden death1*0NS
Stricture formation01NS
Elevated liver enzyme tests200<0.01