Colonic chromoscopy. A new perspective on polyps and flat adenomas

C. Y. Kim, D. E. Fleischer

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A recent innovation in colonoscopy has been the use of chromoscopy. This technique allows better visualization of mucosal lesions by applying dyes to the mucosal surface. This article focuses on the principles and techniques of chromoscopy and magnification in the colon. The authors also describe the use of chromoscopy for differentiating polyps and detecting flat adenomas. The clinical significance of flat adenomas is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-437
Number of pages15
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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