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September 1994

Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(9):1044-1045. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880330104018

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Abstract

SECTION EDITOR: SALLY R. SHOTT, MD

The Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) met in Palm Beach, Fla, from May 10 through 12, 1994, as part of the combined otolaryngology spring meetings. Over 360 registrants participated. On Wednesday, May 11, ASPO held a joint session with the American Broncho-Esophagological Association. Dr Mario Andrea, Lisbon, Portugal, was the session's guest of honor. He presented his technique on contact endoscopic microsurgery. This technique allows for microscopic examination of epithelial cells at the time of laryngeal endoscopy. Using a technique with methylene blue staining of the laryngeal epithelium and an endoscope that provides 60 and 150 times magnification, one is able to examine the microscopic nature of surface cells in the operating room without direct biopsy. The shape of the cells, the homogeneity, and the shape of the nucleus as well as the nuclear-to-cytoplasm ratio are all means

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