autofluorescence endoscopy


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autofluorescence endoscopy

An enhanced form of endoscopic examination of the lining of an organ in which the organ is examined with light with specific limited wavelengths. This monochromatic light helps distinguish normal tissues from precancerous or malignant tissues and may increase the likelihood of obtaining a useful biopsy specimen during endoscopy.
See also: endoscopy