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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 7, 2011; 17(45): 4999-5006
Published online Dec 7, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i45.4999
Figure 2
Figure 2 Representative images of a superficial carcinoma. A: Conventional gastrointestinal endoscopy image revealing a flat and poorly delineated lesion with a slight redness at the piriform sinus of the right hypopharynx (arrows); B: The superficial carcinoma lesion is revealed as a well-demarcated brownish area by non-magnified narrow-band imaging (NBI) endoscopy (arrows); C: Magnified NBI endoscopy visualizes the brownish area of the superficial carcinoma and shows it to be comprised of intervascular brownish epithelium and superficial microvessels of a dark brown color exhibiting dilation, proliferation and irregularities. Arrowheads indicate the demarcation line of the lesion; D: Histology of an endoscopically biopsied superficial carcinoma specimen demonstrating squamous cell carcinoma in situ with keratinization (hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification × 50).