Study Overview


NCTId: NCT02002559

Status: Completed

Condition: Superficial Esophageal Neoplasia

Study Type: Observational

Sponsor: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Study Description


This study aimed to compare Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) against Lugol chromoendoscopy for diagnosis of early esophageal cancers among high risk patients.


The investigators recruited consecutive patients with head and neck cancers, history of squamous esophageal cancers treated by chemoradiotherapy or endoscopic resection. Endoscopic surveillance first started with NBI for detection and characterization of early esophageal cancers through observation of abnormal intrapapillary capillary loops (IPCL). Superficial esophageal neoplasia were diagnosed by IPCL Type IV, V1,V2 and Vn. Lugol chromoendoscopy would be performed subsequently and suspicious neoplasia were classified as understain or unstain lesions. The diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of NBI were compared to Lugol chromoendoscopy with histology serving as a gold standard.



Inclusion Criteria:

Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
Patients with esophageal cancer treated by chemoradiotherapy and in remission for 2 years
Patients with esophageal cancer treated by endoscopic resection
Age 18 to 80

Exclusion Criteria:

Allergy to Lugol iodine
Previous esophagectomy

Healthy Volunteers: No

Gender: All

Min Age: 18 Years

Max Age: 80 Years


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