Increasing adenoma detection rates in the right side of the colon

Post written by Madhav Desai, MD, MPH, from the Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Colonoscopy prevents colon cancer and, therefore, has become a widely used screening modality. Right-sided lesions are often missed during standard colonoscopy and could account for interval colon cancer. As gastroenterologists and endoscopists, our keen …

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Adenoma recurrence after piecemeal colonic EMR is predictable

Post written by David J. Tate, MA (Cantab), MBBS, MRCP, from Westmead Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Westmead Campus, University of Sydney Medical School, Sydney, Australia. Recurrence is the main limitation of wide-field endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for large laterally spreading colonic lesions (LSL). We aimed to derive a set of clinically useful …

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Nonneoplastic polypectomy during screening colonoscopy

Mary A. Atia, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA discusses this Original Article, "Nonneoplastic polypectomy during screening colonoscopy: the impact on polyp detection rate, adenoma detection rate, and overall cost." The frequency of non-neoplastic polypectomy (NNP) is tissue constituting normal colonic mucosa or lymphoid aggregates. …

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ADR varies during colonoscopy training

Sascha C. van Doorn, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands discusses this Original Article "Adenoma detection rate varies greatly during colonoscopy training." During endoscopy training of gastroenterology fellows (GI-fellows), the most important competency for colonoscopy is safe cecal intubation. …

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Successful EMR of large adenoma

Ryan Law, DO from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, USA shares this case from the VideoGIE section "Prevention of delayed perforation after resection of a massive lateral wall duodenal polyp by using an anchored, fully-covered self-expandable metal stent." This video demonstrates successful endoscopic mucosal …

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Endoscopic treatment of duodenal adenomas in FAP

Driffa Moussata, MD, PhD from Lyon Sud Hospital in Lyon, France presents his Original Article "Endoscopic treatment of severe duodenal polyposis as an alternative to surgery for patients with familial adenomatous polyposis." After colectomy, the duodenum, and the periampullary region in particular, is a major site of adenoma development occurring in up to 100% of …

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Sessile serrated adenomas/polyps with cytologic dysplasia

Authors Dr. Nicholas Burgess and Dr. Michael Bourke from Westmead Hospital and the University of Sydney in Sydney, NSW, Australia discuss their Thinking Outside the Box article "Sessile serrated adenomas/polyps with cytologic dysplasia: a triple threat for interval cancer" from the August issue. Sessile serrated adenoma/polyps (SSA/P) are now recognized to play an important role …

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