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Title: Narrow-band imaging for the head and neck region and the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Authors: Kikuchi, Osamu  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Ezoe, Yasumasa
Morita, Shuko
Horimatsu, Takahiro  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Muto, Manabu  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 菊池, 理
武藤, 学
Keywords: endoscopy
narrow-band imaging
early detection
differential diagnosis
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Journal title: Japanese journal of clinical oncology
Volume: 43
Issue: 5
Start page: 458
End page: 465
Abstract: Endoscopy is essential for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers derived from the gastrointestinal tract. However, a conventional white-light image has technical limitations in detecting small or superficial lesions. Narrow-band imaging, especially with magnification, allows visualization of microstructure patterns and microvascular patterns on the mucosal surface. These technical breakthroughs enable endoscopists to easily detect small pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions and to make a differential diagnosis of these lesions. Appropriate diagnosis with narrow-band imaging contributes to minimally invasive endoscopic resection.
Rights: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in "Japanese journal of clinical oncology" following peer review. The version of record "Osamu Kikuchi, Yasumasa Ezoe, Shuko Morita, Takahiro Horimatsu, and Manabu Muto; Narrow-band Imaging for the Head and Neck Region and the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract; Jpn. J. Clin. Oncol. (2013) 43 (5): 458-465 doi:10.1093/jjco/hyt042" is available online at:
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1093/jjco/hyt042
PubMed ID: 23630386
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