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chromoendoscopy

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noun chro·mo·en·dos·co·py \ ˌkrō-mō-en-ˈdä-skə-pē \
variants: also chromoscopy play \krō-ˈmä-skə-pē\

medical Definition of chromoendoscopy

plural chromoendoscopies
:a technique involving the topical application of stains or dyes (such as methylene blue, crystal violet, or Congo red) to tissues especially of the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract during endoscopic examination to enhance and facilitate detection and identification of abnormal cell growth (as that related to Barrett's esophagus, chronic ulcerative colitis, or cancers of the stomach, or colon)
  • Newer endoscopic techniques that are gaining acceptance, such as chromoendoscopy … may better delineate suspicious mucosal patterns and improve the detection of dysplasia.
  • —Silvio Danese and Claudio FiocchiThe New England Journal of Medicine3 Nov. 2011

chromoendoscopic

play \ˌkrō-mō-ˌen-də-ˈskä-pik\ also chromoscopic play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈskä-pik\ adjective
    • chromoendoscopic methods
    • chromoendoscopic colonoscopy

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