Endoscopy 2021; 53(02): v9
DOI: 10.1055/a-1287-4904
Author commentary

Author commentary on Marten A. Lantinga et al.


Marten A. Lantinga et al. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gastrointestinal endoscopy in the Netherlands: analysis of a prospective endoscopy database.

This national database audit from 15 hospitals in the Netherlands showed a significant decrease in the number of endoscopies performed during the COVID-19 lockdown. There were significantly fewer gastrointestinal cancer diagnoses, particularly colon cancer. Follow-up will reveal whether this has affected patients’ long-term prognoses.



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