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Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy: A Novel Technique to Unleash the Buried Crab

S Vidhya Priya, Viswambhar Vallabaneni, R Ragulan, Jereen Varghese, Sreekaanth Sundarraj

Keywords : Autofluorescence bronchoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Lung cancer, Precancerous lesion

Citation Information : Priya SV, Vallabaneni V, Ragulan R, Varghese J, Sundarraj S. Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy: A Novel Technique to Unleash the Buried Crab. 2022; 5 (2):58-59.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03148

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-05-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers that causes death. Autofluorescence bronchoscopy is a recent technology which uses blue light to detect precancerous lesions that cannot be detected by conventional white light bronchoscopy. This is based on the principle that there is difference in emission of this light between premalignant and malignant tissue, that can be distinguished by a change in color emitted. Advantage of autofluorescence bronchoscopy is that it has excellent sensitivity in picking up abnormal tissues; therefore, early detection of cancers can be made, and appropriate treatment can be given, thereby increasing the survival. The major drawback of this procedure is that it lacks specificity.

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