Louis Michel Wong Kee Song, Douglas G. Adler, Bipan Chand, Jason D. Conway, Joseph M.B. Croffie, James A. DiSario, Daniel S. Mishkin, Raj J. Shah, Lehel Somogyi, William M. Tierney, Bret T. Petersen

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Chromoendoscopy is inexpensive, safe, and relatively easy to perform, although the method is not standardized for several stains and the staining patterns are subject to observer interpretation. There is a need to build consensus on the staining techniques and terminology of the mucosal patterns for most applications, in addition to proving efficacy and reproducibility in high-quality, randomized, controlled trials before chromoendoscopy can be incorporated into routine clinical practice. The cost-effectiveness of tissue staining for various GI conditions has not been established, and its stance relative to commercially available, competing, and less cumbersome "chromoendoscopy without dye" techniques, such as narrow-band imaging,107 remains to be seen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-649
Number of pages11
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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