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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 14, 2009; 15(46): 5770-5775
Published online Dec 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5770
Table 1 Confocal criteria for squamous cell epithelium and carcinoma
Squamous cell epitheliumSquamous cell neoplasia
Cellular criteriaDark, homogeneous epithelial cells; regular architecture and clearly visible bordersDark cells with different sizes; no clearly visible borders; irregular architecture
Vascular criteriaCapillaries directed to luminal epithelium without leakage of fluoresceinTwisted and irregular vessels; elongated capillaries; capillary leakage