Autofluorescence endoscopy in the diagnosis of early laryngeal cancer and its precursor lesions.

@article{Malzahn2002AutofluorescenceEI,
  title={Autofluorescence endoscopy in the diagnosis of early laryngeal cancer and its precursor lesions.},
  author={Karin Malzahn and Thomas Dreyer and Hiltrud K. Glanz and Christoph Arens},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2002},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={488-93}
}
OBJECTIVES Because early detection and preoperative assessment of laryngeal cancer and its precursor lesions are essential for curative and function-preserving surgical treatment, autofluorescence endoscopy has been developed to gain more information about the biologic character of these lesions. The aim of the present study is to investigate a high, representative number of patients and to evaluate the diagnostic potential and the limitations of this method. METHODS In a prospective study… CONTINUE READING