In vivo microscopic examination of the esophagus for the detection of cancer before liver transplantation in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis

J. M. Dumonceau, E. Giostra, R. Genta, G. Mentha, L. Rubbia-Brandt, A. Hadengue

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Abstract

Esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma is relatively common in alcohol and tobacco abusers, and it can develop rapidly after liver transplantation. We report the early detection of an esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis, diagnosed during the pre-enlistment work-up that he was undergoing before liver transplantation. This lesion had not been detected at standard endoscopy, but was well characterized using in vivo staining and microscopic examination with an "endocytoscopy" system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-284
Number of pages3
JournalEndoscopy
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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