Mucosal iodine staining improves endoscopic visualization of squamous dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus in Linxian, China.

@article{Dawsey1998MucosalIS,
  title={Mucosal iodine staining improves endoscopic visualization of squamous dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus in Linxian, China.},
  author={Sanford M. Dawsey and David E. Fleischer and Guoqing Wang and Bao-sen Zhou and James Kidwell and Ning Lu and Klaus J. B. Lewin and Mark J. Roth and Thian Lok Tio and Philip R. Taylor},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={220-31}
}
BACKGROUND In previous studies in the high risk population of Linxian, China, the majority of foci of high grade (moderate and severe) squamous dysplasia (HGD) and invasive squamous carcinoma (CA) of the esophagus were associated with endoscopically visible lesions that could be targeted for biopsy, but some foci of HGD were missed by routine endoscopic examination. This study examined whether spraying the mucosa with Lugol's iodine solution, which stains normal epithelium brown but leaves… CONTINUE READING
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