AgathaLite is EchoLaser Therapy in gynecology/senology.
The name “Agatha” refers to Saint Agatha, the patron of women with breast diseases; in fact Saint Agatha, which had been ripped her breasts with tongs to permanently mar its beauty, was miraculously healed after a vision of St. Peter). “Lite” refers instead to the lightweight and micro-invasiveness of the treatment, but also to the therapeutic source (Light, therefore Laser). By the time the application is only adopted in Reference Centres. AgathaLite indicates the application of EchoLaser in gynecology/senology. Malignant breast cancer has been the subject of many studies of the minimally invasive ablative techniques since the 90s (there are reviews about laser ablation, RF ablation, microwave ablation, cryoablation and HIFU on the breast). Only one publication for EchoLaser in breast cancer is available (The Evolving Role of Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Laser Ablation in Elderly Unresectable Breast Cancer Patients: A Feasibility Pilot Study, Nori J et al, BioMed Research International, 2018); therefore, until further scientific evidence is available, it is advisable that AgathaLite is only considered as a last resort therapeutic option for patients with breast cancer who cannot undergo or refuse surgery.
AgathaLite has not yet been launched commercially.
In order to carry out training on AgathaLite, the reference Centre, in collaboration with Elesta, is opening the routine sessions to visits by physicians interested in this senologic application.