Table 1

Results of telomere length survey on IENa lesions

Telomere length assessment on 35 IEN lesions from 25 separate cases. Relative telomeric DNA lengths were assessed by visual comparison of telomere-specific hybridization probe fluorescence intensities between IEN lesions and their normal epithelial counterparts within the same tissue sections. Shaded boxes indicate the presence of cells with the given phenotype. Multiple shaded boxes within the same row indicate lesions with mixtures of cells possessing different overall telomere lengths (the type of variability is indicated under the “Heterogeneity” column).

  • a IEN, intraepithelial neoplasia; CIS, carcinoma in situ; LG, low grade; HG, high grade; SIL, squamous intraepithelial neoplasia; Mod., moderate.