Abstract

The present invention provides a method for diagnosing or treating prostatic tissue in a human or animal patient which comprises sensitizing the prostatic tissue with an effective amount of a photosensitive composition which accumulates in the prostatic tissue and exposing the sensitized tissue to a source of light energy for a predetermined time and intensity sufficient to cause cellular and/or tissue function of the sensitized prostatic tissue to diminish or cease.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

514/63

Secondary Class

514/184; 514/185

Application Number

08/128792

Filing Date

September 1993

Patent Number

US5514669

Assignee(s)

Medical College of Ohio

Publication Date

5-7-1996

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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