Narrow-Band Imaging for Diagnosis and Prediction of Invasion Depth of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Yoshiro Kawahara, K. Hori, Hiroyuki Okada, K. Yamamoto

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Reported herein is the case of a 75-year-old man who had small squamous cell carcinoma in the esophagus. Prediction of neoplastic invasion depth according to Inoue's intraepithelial papillary capillary loop (IPCL) classification is demonstrated. This classification is based on morphologic changes of mucosal vascular pattern observed with magnified narrow-band imaging. This article is part of an expert video encyclopedia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-93
Number of pages2
JournalVideo Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Esophageal cancer
  • Intrapapillary loops
  • Magnifying endoscopy
  • Narrow-band imaging
  • Standard endoscopy
  • Video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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