CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Endosc Int Open 2020; 08(06): E775-E782
DOI: 10.1055/a-1136-9971
Original article

Expert endoscopists with high adenoma detection rates frequently detect diminutive adenomas in proximal colon

Osamu Toyoshima
1  Gastroenterology, Toyoshima Endoscopy Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
2  Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokoyo, Japan
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Toshihiro Nishizawa
1  Gastroenterology, Toyoshima Endoscopy Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
3  Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, International University of Health and Welfare, Mita Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Shuntaro Yoshida
1  Gastroenterology, Toyoshima Endoscopy Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
2  Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokoyo, Japan
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Kazuma Sekiba
1  Gastroenterology, Toyoshima Endoscopy Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
2  Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokoyo, Japan
,
Yosuke Kataoka
1  Gastroenterology, Toyoshima Endoscopy Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
4  Department of Gastroenterology, Sanraku Hospital, Chiyoda-ku, Japan
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Keisuke Hata
1  Gastroenterology, Toyoshima Endoscopy Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
5  Department of Surgical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan
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Hidenobu Watanabe
6  Pathology and Cytology Laboratory Japan, Tokyo, Japan
,
Yosuke Tsuji
2  Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokoyo, Japan
,
Kazuhiko Koike
2  Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokoyo, Japan
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Abstract

Background and study aims Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is an important quality indicator in colonoscopy, and improved ADR decreases the incidence of colorectal cancer. We investigated differences in polyp detection according to the endoscopist’s ADR.

Patients and methods We performed a propensity-score matching study using baseline patient characteristics of age, sex, body mass index, family history of colorectal cancer, smoking, drinking, indication for colonoscopy, bowel preparation, and colonoscope type. We compared polyp detection and colonoscopy procedures between patients who underwent colonoscopy by high-ADR endoscopists (high ADR group) and by low-ADR endoscopists (low ADR group).

Results We matched 334 patients in the high ADR group with 334 in the low ADR group. The ADR was 44.0 % and 26.9 % for the high-ADR and low-ADR endoscopists, respectively. Proximal, nonprotruding, and diminutive adenomas were more frequently detected by high-ADR endoscopists than by low-ADR endoscopists (all P < 0.001); similarly, more high-risk adenomas were detected by high-ADR endoscopists (P = 0.028). Furthermore, more sessile serrated polyps detected by high-ADR endoscopists (P = 0.041). High-ADR endoscopists more frequently performed pancolonic chromoendoscopy (P < 0.001).

Conclusions Expert detectors often found nonprotruding and diminutive adenomas in the proximal colon along with increased detection rate of high-risk adenomas. Low-ADR endoscopists need to recognize the features of missed adenomas to improve their ADRs.



Publication History

Received: 30 December 2019

Accepted: 02 March 2020

Publication Date:
25 May 2020 (online)

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