Table 5—

Results in lung cancers

ResultsLaser-assisted resectionHigh-frequency electrocauteryPDTCryotherapySilicone stentsBrachytherapy
Haemoptysis control609050–60#65–86Possible80
Symptom improvement80–9050–6070669085
PFT improvement857318–25507180
Airway clearance90; immediate84; immediate50–60; delayed75; delayed90; immediate80; delayed
Benefit duration months2–3ND6–83–446.5
Ability to repeatYesYesYesYesYesYes+
Curative effectsYes (selected cases)Yes (80)Yes (77–85)Yes (81)NoYes (84)
  • Data are presented as %, unless otherwise indicated. PDT: photodynamic therapy; PFT: pulmonary functional tests; ND: not done. #: only when caused by submucosal vessels; : in bronchial obstructive cases; +: in selected cases.