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Superficial Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Differences in Diagnostic Criteria Between Western and Japanese Pathologists

  • Ronald J. Schlemper
  • Sanford M. Dawsey
  • Masayuki Itabashi
  • Yo Kato
  • Morio Koike
  • Klaus J. Lewin
  • Robert H. Riddell
  • Tadakazu Shimoda
  • Pentti Sipponen
  • Manfred Stolte
  • Hidenobu Watanabe
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
  • Rikiya Fujita
Conference paper

Summary

Objective

Because large discrepancies have been found between Western and Japanese pathologists in the diagnosis of adenoma/dysplasia versus carcinoma for gastric and colorectal glandular lesions, it is important to know whether similar discrepancies exist in the diagnosis of esophageal squamous lesions.

Keywords

Esophageal Carcinoma Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Severe Dysplasia Nuclear Feature Moderate Dysplasia 
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© Springer Japan 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald J. Schlemper
    • 1
  • Sanford M. Dawsey
    • 2
  • Masayuki Itabashi
    • 3
  • Yo Kato
    • 4
  • Morio Koike
    • 5
  • Klaus J. Lewin
    • 6
  • Robert H. Riddell
    • 7
  • Tadakazu Shimoda
    • 8
  • Pentti Sipponen
    • 9
  • Manfred Stolte
    • 10
  • Hidenobu Watanabe
    • 11
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
    • 12
  • Rikiya Fujita
    • 12
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine and AnatomyFukuoka University School of MedicineJonan-ku, FukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Pathology DivisionIbaraki Prefectural Central HospitalTomobeJapan
  4. 4.Department of PathologyCancer InstituteTokyoJapan
  5. 5.Department of PathologyTokyo Metropolitan Komagome HospitalTokyoJapan
  6. 6.Department of PathologyUCLA Center for Health SciencesLos AngelesUSA
  7. 7.Department of PathologyMcMaster University Medical CentreHamiltonCanada
  8. 8.Diagnostic Pathology, Clinical Laboratory DivisionNational Cancer Center HospitalTokyoJapan
  9. 9.Department of PathologyJorvi HospitalEspooFinland
  10. 10.Institute of PathologyKlinikum BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  11. 11.First Department of PathologyNiigata University School of MedicineNiigataJapan
  12. 12.Department of GastroenterologyShowa University Fujigaoka HospitalYokohamaJapan

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