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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.24 - Nº 1 - Mar. 2008

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Narrow band imaging (NBI): the new era digestive endoscopy

TCHEKMEDYIAN AJ; PELLISÉ M; SÁENZ R
Rev Med Urug 2008; 24: 42-49
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Abstract

NBI is a brand new technique for endoscopic visualization that allows a detailed assessment of the mucous surface and its vascular pattern. This involves a qualitative progress in the diagnosis of lesions in the digestive tube, as well as an improvement in follow-up of diseases such as Barrett.s esophagus, cancer, colorectal polyps and intestinal inflammatory disease, among others. Managing to properly treat patients, lowering risks and increasing safety, may be a reachable goal by applying this new technique, which is available for clinical use by simply pressing a key on the endoscopy.