Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Use of Narrow-Band Imaging Versus Standard White Light for the Detection of Serrated Lesions in the Proximal Colon
This is a randomized controlled trial comparing the use of Narrow-Band Imaging (illumination
of the colon in blue light)versus standard white light for the detection of serrated lesions
in the proximal colon (the colon proximal to the splenic flexure). Recent studies have
indicated that colonoscopy is more effective in preventing cancer in the left side of the
colon than the right side of the colon. The reasons for this difference may be partly
biologic, in that a special group of polyps known as serrated polyps, particularly sessile
serrated adenomas, are located primarily proximal to the splenic flexure. These lesions
share molecular features with a group of cancers that occur primarily in the proximal colon.
These molecular features include CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) and microsatellite
instability. These lesions are endoscopically subtle in that they are often flat, have the
same color as the surrounding mucosa, and are hard to differentiate from normal mucosa.
Narrow-Band Imaging has anecdotally been used to highlight the appearance of these lesions.
This study will test whether Narrow-Band Imaging increases the detection of serrated lesions
in a randomized controlled trial.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Number of Proximal Serrated lesions
Quantity of serrated lesions found in the proximal colon during colonoscopy.
Douglas K Rex, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
United States: Institutional Review Board
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