Beneficial use of magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging for diagnosing a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal.

@article{Morisaki2012BeneficialUO,
  title={Beneficial use of magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging for diagnosing a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal.},
  author={Tomohito Morisaki and Hajime Isomoto and Yuko Akazawa and Naoyuki Yamaguchi and Ken Ohnita and Fuminao Takeshima and Hiroaki Takeshita and Terumitsu Sawai and Kuniko Abe and Kazuhiko Nakao},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={42-5}
}
The patient was a 74-year-old woman. She visited a dermatology clinic with a complaint of discomfort in the anal region. Erosion was observed in the anal region, and biopsies were performed. She was diagnosed with Bowen's disease and was referred to the dermatology department of our hospital for treatment. At our department, an endoscopic examination was performed for assessing the extent of Bowen's disease in the rectum. A retroflexed view of the anal canal revealed a slightly raised lesion… CONTINUE READING
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