Endoscopic screening of early esophageal cancer with the Lugol dye method in patients with head and neck cancers.

@article{Shiozaki1990EndoscopicSO,
  title={Endoscopic screening of early esophageal cancer with the Lugol dye method in patients with head and neck cancers.},
  author={Hitoshi Shiozaki and Hideki Tahara and Kenji Kobayashi and Hiroshi Yano and Shigeyuki Tamura and Haruhiko Imamoto and Tokujiro Yano and Kazumi Oku and Michio Miyata and Kinji Nishiyama},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1990},
  volume={66 10},
  pages={2068-71}
}
The poor prognosis for esophageal cancer could be improved if lesions were detected at an early stage. To detect early esophageal cancer, endoscopic screening of the esophagus with the Lugol dye method was performed in patients with head and neck cancers who were asymptomatic but regarded as being at high risk for synchronous or metachronous esophageal cancer. Of 178 patients screened, 9 had esophageal cancer (5.1%). Eight of these patients (89%) were at early stages with no lymph node… CONTINUE READING

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