An Original Article from the July issue “Accuracy of narrow-band imaging in predicting colonoscopy surveillance intervals and histology of distal diminutive polyps: results from a multicenter, prospective trial” by Alessandro Repici, MD, Cesare Hassan, MD, Franco Radaelli, MD, Pietro Occhipinti, MD, Claudio De Angelis, MD, Fabio Romeo, MD, Silvia Paggi, MD, Silvia Saettone, MD, Fabio Cisarò, MD, Manon Spaander, MD, Prateek Sharma, Ernst J Kuipers, MD, PhD
Cesare Hassan, MD, from Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital in Milan, Italy, discusses his article “Accuracy of narrow-band imaging in predicting colonoscopy surveillance intervals and histology of distal diminutive polyps: results from a multicenter, prospective trial.”
We aimed to assess whether the resect-and-discard strategy based on electronic chromoendoscopy is ready to be incorporated in clinical practice.
Although the so-called resect-and-discard strategy for diminutive colorectal polyps is appealing, preliminary data from multicenter studies provided controversial, and sometimes disappointing, results.
Our study showed in a multicenter setting that it is possible to use EC-based criteria to assign post-polypectomy surveillance intervals and to decide which polyps were to be removed. This means that the resect-and-discard strategy may be incorporated in clinical practice.
Read the article abstract here.
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