Editor’s Choice- Endoscopy in IBD

GIE Associate Editor Alessandro Repici, MD, recommends this article from the May issue “The role of endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease” from the ASGE Standards of Practice committee, Amandeep K. Shergill, Jenifer R. Lightdale, David H. Bruining, et al.

This is a valuable study because it is an excellent update on how endoscopy should be used in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

I recommend this article because it is clear, exhaustive, easy to follow, and contains all the information needed to guide endoscopists in IBD management.

Take-home points from this article include:

    • Endoscopy plays a major role in the management of dysplasia and early cancer in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients
    • Use of endoscopic scores and classifications is indicated for reporting IBD endoscopy
    • Chromoendoscopy is recommended to detect early dysplastic changes in UC

Table 2Find the full PDF of the article here.

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