Confocal laser endomicroscopy is a new endoscopic technique for diagnosing colorectal neoplasia and inflammatory bowel disease

Marie Louise Malmstrøm, John Gásdal Karstensen, Adrian S Ftoiu, Lene Buhl Riis, Ismail Gögenur, Peter Vilmann

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReviewForskningpeer review

    Abstrakt

    Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is a new endoscopic technique that allows in vivo real time histopathology. The method provides "optical" biopsies, giving the endoscopist the possibility of immediate interpretation and intervention. In colorectal cancer CLE has been used to distinguish neoplastic from non-neoplastic lesions. Lately, CLE has been used to monitor anti-angiogenic therapy by fluorescence labelled antibodies targeted against endothelial markers. The review describes CLE and the potential of the method in relation to colorectal polyps, cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
    Vol/bind176
    Udgave nummer40
    StatusUdgivet - 29 sep. 2014

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