Condition: Superficial Esophageal Neoplasia
Study Type: Observational
Sponsor: Chinese University of Hong Kong
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.
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
Allergy to Lugol iodine
Healthy Volunteers: No
Min Age: 18 Years
Max Age: 80 Years