Photodynamic therapy in treatment of trophic ulcers in patients, suffering chronic venous insufficiency

Keywords: chronic venous insufficiency, trophic ulcer, photodynamical therapy


Objective. Elaboration of complex approach to treatment of trophic ulcers of venous etiology, using photodynamical tissue therapy and modern types of the wound coverage.

Materials and methods. Into the investigation 24 patients were included, suffering venous ulcers on background of postthrombophlebitic disease and ageing from 31 to 79 yrs old. Into the comparison group there were included 14 patients, in whom a standard treatment (venotonic preparations, elastic compression, local application of multicomponent ointments depending on the wound phase present) was used. Into the main group10 patients were included, in whom the elaborated procedure of photodynamical therapy was applied. In treatment of the patients the Korobov’s photonic matrix «Barva Flex», owing spectral diapason 700-630 nm, corresponding to red light, was applied. Gel «Levuderm» (6% gel 5-aminolevulinic acid phosphate, which constitutes a natural predecessor of endogenous photosensitizer protoporphyrin IX) was applied.

Results. Transition of the wound process to the second stage in the comparison group was durable, in 50% of patients epithelization did not complete up to 45th day of treatment. In the main group, under the impact of the treatment method proposed, the term of granulations appearance have had shortened as well as filling in of the wound by mature granulation tissue, and epithelization have accelerated by 29.8%, comparing with standard therapy.

Conclusion. This investigation owes a shortage because of insufficient volume of sampling. Thus, it is necessary to perform further controlled investigations to discover the mechanisms of basic impact of the 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamical therapy on the wound healing process.

Author Biographies

Yu. V. Іvanova, Kharkiv National Medical University

Yu. V. Ivanova, Kharkov National Medical University

Ivanova Julia – MD, DSci(Med), Professor,
Department of Surgery No. 1,
Kharkiv National Medical University,
1 Balakirev entry, 61018, Kharkov, Ukraine;

S. M. Gramatyuk, Іnstitute of Cellular Biorehabilitation, Kharkiv

S. M. Gramatiuk, Institute of Cellular Biorehabilitation, Kharkiv
Gramatiuk Svitlana, MD, PhD(Med), Director
Institute of Clinical Bioreabilitation, Kharkiv
191 Moskovsky ave, Kharkiv, Ukraine
+38 099 154 91 44,

І. A. Kryvoruchko, Kharkiv National Medical University

I. A. Kryvoruchko, Kharkov National Medical University
Kryvoruchko Igor Andriiovych – MD, DSci(Med), Professor,
Head Department of Surgery No. 2,
Kharkiv National Medical University,

O. O. Zarudnyi, Zaytsev Іnstitute of General and Urgent Surgery, Kharkiv

O. O. Zarudnyi, Zaytsev Іnstitute of General and Urgent Surgery
Zarudnyi Oleg Oleksandrovich – MD, PhD(Med),
Head of the department of transfusiology, biomaterials and extracorporeal technologies
Zaytsev Іnstitute of General and Urgent Surgery, Kharkiv
1 Balakirev entry, 61018, Kharkov, Ukraine;

K. V. Miasoiedov, Kharkiv National Medical University

K. V. Miasoiedov, Kharkov National Medical University
Miasoiedov Kyrylo – MD, PhD(Med), Assistent
Department of Surgery No. 1,
Kharkiv National Medical University,
1 Balakirev entry, 61018, Kharkov, Ukraine;


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How to Cite
ІvanovaY. V., Gramatyuk, S. M., KryvoruchkoІ. A., Zarudnyi, O. O., & Miasoiedov, K. V. (2021). Photodynamic therapy in treatment of trophic ulcers in patients, suffering chronic venous insufficiency. Klinicheskaia Khirurgiia, 88(7-8), 32-38.
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