Systematic Intraoperative Application of Confocal Endomicroscopy for Early Detection and Resection of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, 04/18/2012

The authors present preliminary and descriptive data using this novel technology in vivo. Considering the impact of a virtual real–time histologic analysis, this technology points to a very promising development. It may carry potential for quicker intraoperative diagnosis, less need for multiple frozen sections, and more precise resection margins.

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