Can flat-type brownish microlesions in the orohypopharynx be followed up without biopsy or endoscopic resection?

@article{Takemura2014CanFB,
  title={Can flat-type brownish microlesions in the orohypopharynx be followed up without biopsy or endoscopic resection?},
  author={Kenichi Takemura and Hisashi Doyama and Hiroyoshi Nakanishi and Yasuhito Takeda and Yosuke Kito and Renma Ito and Tomoyuki Hayashi and Kunihiro Tsuji and Kei Tominaga and Naohiro Yoshida and Yohei Waseda and Shigetsugu Tsuji and Shinya Yamada and Hideki Niwa and Kazuyoshi Katayanagi and Hiroshi Kurumaya and Toshihide Okada},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={178-82}
}
BACKGROUND Narrow-band imaging (NBI) is useful for detecting superficial oropharyngeal lesions. However, the diagnostic and treatment guidelines for NBI are not established. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the treatment strategy for these microlesions. METHODS From October 2008 to September 2009, 68 flat-type brownish microlesions were… CONTINUE READING