Endoscopic Findings of 100 Early-Stage Esophageal Cancers

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The morphologic analysis of 100 early squamous cell carcinomas of the esophagus has shown that the barely visible or invisible forms (erythroplakias and occult forms) are predominant. This explains the poor yield of upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopies in detecting early cancers, at least in Western countries. Leucoerythroplakias correspond to the most… (More)

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