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Detection of bile duct cancer by autofluorescence cholangioscopy: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10370617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There is increasing interest in the detection of malignancy by autofluorescence endoscopy. This is the first report on autofluorescence endoscopy in bile duct cancer. METHODOLOGY: Nine patients with bile duct cancer underwent percutaneous transhepatic autofluorescence cholangioscopy using light-induced fluorescence endoscopy in the gastrointestinal tract (LIFE-GI) system. RESULTS: The cancerous lesion had quite a different color in comparison with normal mucosa, which was seen as light blue, by the autofluorescence endoscopy. In all patients, cancerous legions were observed as dark red. Additionally, in 7 of the 9 cases a white fluorescence was also seen in the cancerous lesion. CONCLUSIONS: In previous reports on the gastrointestinal tract and bronchial tree, cancerous lesions appeared dark red when examined by autofluorescence endoscopy. In our study, it is suggested that a white fluorescence is also an important finding for making diagnosis of bile duct cancer by the autofluorescence endoscopy.
Authors:
K Izuishi; H Tajiri; M Ryu; J Furuse; Y Maru; K Inoue; M Konishi; T Kinoshita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    1999 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-13     Completed Date:  1999-08-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  GREECE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  804-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bile Duct Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Endoscopes*
Equipment Design
Fluorescence
Humans
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
Mucous Membrane / pathology
Pilot Projects
Sensitivity and Specificity

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