Journal of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology of Shandong University ›› 2018, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (6): 104-108.doi: 10.6040/j.issn.1673-3770.0.2018.174

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Narrow-band imaging in diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the pharynx and larynx

CHEN Lixiao1, JIANG Rui2, YU Ziwei1   

  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Kunshan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kunshan 215300, Jiangsu, China
  • Published:2018-11-29

Abstract: Malignant tumors of the pharynx and larynx have low clinical incidence, and are often terminal when discovered, with a low 5-year survival rate. The early detection of malignant tumors is a serious challenge for otolaryngologists. White-light electronic laryngoscopy has been the most commonly performed examination of the pharynx and larynx. With advances in technology, narrow-band imaging(NBI)electronic laryngoscopy now enables earlier detection of malignant tumors of the pharynx and larynx in contrast to that with ordinary white light laryngoscopy. The ability to demonstrate capillary loop morphology in the mucous membranes and submucous membranes of the throat makes minimally invasive treatment possible. NBI also plays a significant role in postoperative follow-up. This paper reviews the application of NBI in the management of tumors of the pharynx and larynx, and examines the origins, principles, advantages, disadvantages, and prospects for clinical application.

Key words: Narrow-band imaging, Pharynx and larynx cancer, Diagnosis and treatment

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  • R767.04
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