A 1-Year Cross-sectional Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surveillance Colonoscopy Cohort Comparing High-definition White Light Endoscopy and Chromoendoscopy

Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu, David H. Bruining, William A. Faubion, Sunanda V. Kane, John B. Kisiel, Konstantinos A. Papadakis, Darrell S. Pardi, Laura E. Raffals, Kenneth W. Schroeder, William J. Tremaine, Kristin Fruth, W. Scott Harmsen, Edward V. Loftus

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Background: We sought to compare the dysplasia detection rate of high-definition white light endoscopy (HDWLE) with that of chromoendoscopy in patients with long-standing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Methods: This is a retrospective observational cohort of patients with IBD who underwent surveillance colonoscopy between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. We assessed the association between dysplasia detection and multiple variables. Results: A total of 808 unique colonoscopies were performed, of which 150 (18.6%) included chromoendoscopy. Primary sclerosing cholangitis was a comorbid diagnosis in 24.5% of patients. The performing endoscopist was an IBD specialist with 37.1% of patients and had >10 years' experience with 64.9% of patients. Prior dysplasia had been seen in 245 (30.3%) patients: 102 (68.0%) and 143 (22.0%) among patients who had chromoendoscopy and HDWLE, respectively. Dysplasia in polyps was found in 129 procedures (15.1%). Among patients who had chromoendoscopy and HDWLE, polypoid dysplasia was identified in 50 (33.0%) and 79 (12.0%) patients, respectively, P < 0.01. Dysplasia in random biopsies was found in 39 patients (4.8%): 15 (10%) who had chromoendoscopy and 24 (3.6%) who had HDWLE (P < 0.001). On multivariate analysis, patient and disease characteristics significantly associated with an increased odds for polypoid dysplasia included older age at diagnosis (odds ratio [OR] = 1.3 per 10 years; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.07-1.60), having an IBD physician endoscopist (OR = 1.6; 95% CI, 1.01-2.67), having an endoscopist with less than 10 years' experience (OR = 1.8; 95% CI (1.16-2.89), and prior random dysplasia (OR = 4.2; 95% CI (1.93-9.17). Concomitant primary sclerosing cholangitis was significantly associated with random dysplasia (OR = 2.3; 95% CI, 1.02-5.07). After multivariate analysis adjusting for these variables, chromoendoscopy was no more likely to identify dysplasia than was HDWLE. Conclusions: Chromoendoscopy and HDWLE had a similar diagnostic yield for dysplasia detection in patients with chronic IBD-colitis after adjusting for multiple known risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-602
Number of pages9
JournalInflammatory bowel diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Gastroenterology


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