Abstract

The present invention provides a method for treating a human or animal patient amenable an organ augmentation with gastro-intestinal tissue which is, or will be surgically transplanted into the patient's organ. The gastro-intestinal tissue is sensitized with an effective amount of a photosensitive composition which accumulates in the gastro-intestinal tissue. The sensitized tissue is exposed to a source of electromagnetic radiation energy for a predetermined time, wavelength and intensity sufficient to cause cellular and/or mucosal tissue function of the sensitized tissue to diminish or cease.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

607/88

Secondary Class

128/898; 604/20; 606/15; 606/17

Application Number

08/187048

Filing Date

January 1994

Patent Number

US5405369

Assignee(s)

Medical College of Ohio

Publication Date

4-11-1995

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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