In vivo confocal laser endomicroscopy of the human liver: a novel method for assessing liver microarchitecture in real time.

@article{Goetz2008InVC,
  title={In vivo confocal laser endomicroscopy of the human liver: a novel method for assessing liver microarchitecture in real time.},
  author={Martin Goetz and Ralf Kiesslich and H-P Dienes and Uta Drebber and Elise R Murr and Arthur E. Hoffman and Stephan Kanzler and Peter R. Galle and Peter G. Delaney and Markus F Neurath},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={554-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Confocal endomicroscopy is a unique novel tool for in vivo histology in humans. Due to limitations imposed by the form of the equipment and by sterilization workflows, its use has been limited to the gastrointestinal tract so far. We have developed a rigid miniaturized probe for confocal endomicroscopy of the human liver during laparoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS To assess the feasibility and potential clinical value of this new system (diameter 6.3 mm), 25 patients… CONTINUE READING