Experimental design no. 13020403
This is a report of an experimental arrangement. A fist-sized tumour of the colon in a male patient was treated with ECT prior to operation.
Due to a tumour infiltration in the intestinal wall in the form of metastases without clearly defined boundaries, the area was pre-treated with ECT via flat electrodes (see pictures below with the treatment records 1 - 4; click to enlarge). The responsiveness of the tumour tissue to ECT treatment is obvious because the resistance fell below the 250 Ohm mark. The current curve varied between 40 - 60 mA.
Due to the acute risk of intestinal obstruction (ileus), surgical intervention was necessary to remove the tumour. The tumour removal was performed on 04.03.2013 and was completed without any complications.
Exposuring of the colon area revealed an easily visible, defined tumous lesion with infiltrative growths into the intestinal layers. The tumour was easily removed in 30 minutes. The suspect infiltrative peripheral tissue was tested in our test facility with galvanic current which showed, according to the test records, that it was already non-malignant tissue (meaning the ECT prior to operation had already killed the cancer cells in the peripheral tissue).
Chart above: test report of the tumour specimen after surgery
The resection preparation shows a piece of colon wall with tumorous infiltration. 2 pairs of electrodes were applied to it. Although the preselected voltage and current were set to a maximum of 35 volts and 75 mA, no malignant values were measured.
Even after the negative electrodes were repositioned and the spacing between the positive and negative electrodes was decreased, the current curve did increase briefly, but then fell back to the previous level after about 8 minutes.