Table 3—

Mortality and morbidity of bronchoscopic photodynamic therapy(PDT)

Series[Ref.]MortalityComplications
Operative30-daySkin burn %Haemorrhage %RespiratoryOther
Personal series 160 patients#87, 9601 (0.6)408 (5)0
Literature review 1153 patients85010 (<0.9)5–41+2.4 FH 0.330 (29)1 anaphylactic
  • Data are presented as n or n (%), unless otherwise indicated. FH: fatal haemorrhage. #: 280 PDT; : nearly 2000 PDT; +: 40% of review articles do not appear to address the issue.