Periocular photodynamic therapy for squamous intra-epidermal carcinoma

Natasha Casie Chetty, Bridget Hemmant, Anne-Marie Skellett

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Objectives: To evaluate the response of Metvix photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of periocular Bowen's disease. 

Methods: Four patients with biopsy-proven Bowen' disease were treated with Metvix PDT between November 2010 and January 2012. A detailed description of the technique used is described. 

Results: All of the patients tolerated the PDT well. All had some clinical response to the treatment, although there was not complete, lasting resolution beyond one year in three out of the four cases. 

Conclusion: PDT can be a good treatment in its own right in selected cases of periocular Bowen's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-518
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatological Treatment
Issue number6
Early online date12 Nov 2013
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • Actinic keratosis
  • Bowen's disease
  • Pre-malignant

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