Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy


Publishing date
01 Mar 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Sep 2011

1Section of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, Department of General Surgery, Geriatrics, Oncology and Advanced Technology, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

2Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA

3Endoscopic Unit, Department of Medical Oncology, Paoli-Calmettes Institute, Marseille, France


Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy

Description

Confocal laser endomicroscopy is a newly introduced diagnostic technique that allows in vivo microscopic examination of the digestive mucosa during ongoing endoscopy. This technology allows real-time in vivo histology or “virtual biopsies” of the gastrointestinal tract mucosa and has been demonstrated to reveal in vivo histological information in a multitude of diseases during the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract endoscopic examination.

It has the capability to instantaneously diagnose intraepithelial neoplasia during endoscopy showing an enormous clinical utility in the surveillance or diagnosis of many diseases. As every recently introduced technology there are many aspects still to define about its use and potential in clinical practice. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The use of confocal laser endomicroscopy in patients with Barrett's esophagus and gastric intestinal metaplasia and its influence on improving outcomes and surveillance efficiency
  • Confocal laser endomicroscopy in inflammatory bowel diseases and impact on evaluation of disease activity and in early detection of dysplasia
  • Characterization of colorectal polyps by confocal laser endomicroscopy: discrimination of adenomatous from nonadenomatous colorectal polyps and evaluation of degree of dysplasia during endoscopy
  • The use of confocal laser endomicroscopy in followup of patients undergone to EMR or ESD and its influence on improving the detection of recurrence
  • Improving management of pancreatic-biliary strictures by the use of confocal laser endomicroscopy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 216209
  • - Editorial

Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy

Giovanni D. De Palma | Michael B. Wallace | Marc Giovannini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 645173
  • - Clinical Study

Probe-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy Evaluation of Colon Preneoplastic Lesions, with Particular Attention to the Aberrant Crypt Foci, and Comparative Assessment with Histological Features Obtained by Conventional Endoscopy

Massimo Mascolo | Stefania Staibano | ... | Giovanni Domenico De Palma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 493961
  • - Review Article

Advances in Endoscopic Visualization of Barrett’s Esophagus: The Role of Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy

Helga Bertani | Flavia Pigò | ... | Rita Conigliaro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 525098
  • - Review Article

Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in the Study of Colonic Mucosa in IBD Patients: A Review

Francesca Salvatori | Saverio Siciliano | ... | Giovanni D. De Palma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 545679
  • - Review Article

Confocal Endomicroscopy of Colorectal Polyps

Vivian M. Ussui | Michael B. Wallace
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 537170
  • - Review Article

Endomicroscopy and Cancer: A New Approach to the Visualization of Neoangiogenesis

Renato Cannizzaro | Maurizio Mongiat | ... | Paola Spessotto
Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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Acceptance rate29%
Submission to final decision66 days
Acceptance to publication33 days
CiteScore1.940
Impact Factor1.825
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