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A 63-year-old woman was admitted to our gastroenterology unit to undergo a screening colonoscopy, scheduled for faecal occult blood test positivity. During the procedure, a flat, rectal granular lesion was found. With the use of magnification and narrow band image (NBI) technology, the lesion was diagnosed as a laterally spreading tumour (LST), granular mixed type, 30 mm in maximum diameter (figure 1). The pit pattern was unclassifiable and vascular pattern was similar to the type IV of the classification proposed by Inoue regarding the microvasculature pattern of the oesophagus for diagnosis and evaluation of the squamous cell carcinoma. The …
Contributors Guarantor of the article: FA. Specific author contributions—study concept and design: FA; drafting of the manuscript: FA and PC; acquisition of data: PC, VI, LD, RZ, CT and CF; critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: RS. All authors have approved the final draft submitted for publication.
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