5-ALA fluorescence in native pituitary adenoma cell suspensions: basis for resection control and photodynamic therapy (PDT)?

C. Ewelt, R. Reeker, H. Ardon, H.J. Steiger, D. Hänggi, D. Prevedello, B. Fischer & W. Stummer
Objective: Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) may represent a diagnostic intra-operative tool and treatment option as photosensitizer for recurrent or subtotally operated pituitary adenomas. We used cell suspensions of native pituitary adenomas and immortalized pituitary adenoma cell line GH3 in order to provide[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]