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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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FORERO PINEROS, Elías Alfonso et al. Utility of Probe-based (Cellvizio) Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Gastroenterology. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2015, vol.30, n.3, pp.298-314. ISSN 0120-9957.

Probe based confocal laser endomicroscopy (Cellvizio Mauna Kea, Paris) is a new technology that allows performance of histological analysis (optical biopsy) during any endoscopic procedure. This improves diagnosis and helps define the treatment needed for multiple digestive diseases.  Its utility for diseases that are difficult to diagnose such as indeterminate biliary strictures and pancreatic cystic neoplasms is noteworthy. Early and accurate diagnoses can be very difficult with currently available techniques, but they are exactly what are needed to determine whether or not expensive surgical treatments with great potential morbidity, for example the Whipple procedure, need to be performed. This review looks at the contribution that this technology can make in our country where it is now available for the diagnosis and study of digestive diseases

Keywords : Confocal laser endomicroscopy; gastrointestinal cancer; early detection.

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