Diagnosis of Depressed Type of Early Gastric Cancer Hard to Differentiate from Benign Lesions: From the Standpoint of Endoscopic Diagnosis K. Hayakawa 1 1Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital pp.585-590
Published Date 1983/6/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403109456
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 The actual state of the recent results, of endoscopic diagnosis in early gastric cancer, especially in depressed type, suggests that there are a lot of such cases as are difficult to differentiate from benign lesions. In recent years the relative incidence of typical early cancer of the stomach is decreasing, while atypical and minute lesions are increasingly detected. Faced as we are with cases of early gastric cancer fortunately detected and diagnosed as such, we should bear in mind not a few overlooked cases. To avoid overlooking cases difficult to diagnose and to make accurate diagnosis, we must improve the capability of endoscopic diagnosis adopting dye-spreading method as a routine test and follow up periodically even those lesions diagnosed as of benign nature.

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