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Endoscopy 2023; 55(06): v15
Author commentary on Mathew Vithayathil et al.
Mathew Vithayathil et al. The effect of procedural time on dysplasia detection rate during endoscopic surveillance of Barrett’s esophagusIn this study of 142 patients with Barrett’s esophagus (BE; C2 and/or M3) and no clearly visible dysplastic lesions, the median procedure duration for adequate BE surveillance endoscopy was 16.5 minutes; endoscopy duration increased by 0.9 minutes for each additional 1 cm of BE length, and longer procedural time was associated with increased likelihood of dysplasia detection on biopsy. Therefore, adequate time slots are required to perform good-quality BE surveillance and maximize dysplasia detection.
Article published online:
25 May 2023
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