Is “Asiatic” dysplasia specific?

  • M. Crespi
  • N. Muñoz
Conference paper


The reply to this interesting question is firmly negative. What is specific is the uncommonly high prevalence of dysplasia in unselected population groups living in high incidence areas [1, 2] which is sharply contrasting with the low prevalence in low incidence areas within the same population and country [3].


Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma Precursor Lesion Severe Dysplasia Incidence Area 
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    Crespi M et al. (1979) Esophageal lesions in Northern Iran: a premalignant condition? Lancet 1:217–221CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Munoz N et al. (1982) Precursor lesions of esophageal cancer in high risk populations in Iran and China. Lancet 1:876–879PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Crespi M et al. (1984) Precursor lesions of esophageal cancer in a low-risk population in China: comparison with high-risk populations; Int J Cancer 34:599–602PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Crespi
    • 1
  • N. Muñoz
    • 2
  1. 1.RomeItaly
  2. 2.LyonsFrance

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