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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastroent Hepatol 2015; 69(5): 414–417. doi:10.14735/amgh2015414.

Variable endoscopic appearance of early squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus

Jan Knot1, Ivana Peisarová2, Jana Malušková  3, Vladimír Nosek  4, Petr Štirand  5, Jan Martínek  5,6

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We present a case report of a 68-year-old patient with accidental detection of early squamous cell carcinoma of the middle part of the oesophagus. During the diagnostic process, the macroscopic fading of the tumour had changed and Lugol’s staining (otherwise a very sensitive and specific method for diagnosing early squamous carcinoma) was false negative. The false negative Lugol’s staining was explained by a detailed histological assessment.


Lugol’s solution, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, endoscopic resection

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