Patient Presentation and Pathologic Diagnosis of Superficial Carcinoma of the Esophagus: High-Grade Dysplasia and Mucosal Carcinoma from the Japanese Standpoint

  • Kaiyo Takubo
  • Tomio Arai
  • Shingo Ishiguro


It is well known that there are large differences between Western and Japanese pathologists regarding the criteria used for the histologic diagnosis of dysplasia and carcinoma with no or minimal invasion in the gastrointestinal tract 2, 3, 4, 5. Many of these discrepancies arise from differences in the nomenclature used to describe gastrointestinal tract cancers.


Esophageal Cancer Intramucosal Carcinoma Mucosal Carcinoma Vienna Classification Japanese Pathologist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaiyo Takubo
    • 1
  • Tomio Arai
    • 2
  • Shingo Ishiguro
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Pathology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of GerontologyTokyo Metropolitan Geriatric HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Clinical PathologyTokyo Metropolitan Geriatric HospitalTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of PathologyOsaka Medical Center of Cancer and Adult DiseasesOsakaJapan

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