Editorial: Detection Targets for Colonoscopy: From Variable Detection to Validation

Rex, Douglas K.; Hewett, David G.; Snover, Dale C.
December 2010
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec2010, Vol. 105 Issue 12, p2665
Academic Journal
Abstract: Variation in the detection of both adenomas and cancers at colonoscopy is well established, and adenoma detection is a valid indicator of the quality of colonoscopy. A study reported in this issue demonstrated variable detection of serrated lesions among endoscopists. It is possible that serrated lesions are a major key to the lower level of protection provided by colonoscopy for proximal compared with the distal colon cancer, and serrated lesions may be an appropriate detection target during colonoscopy.


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