Tools for polyp histology prediction

Shreyas Saligram, Amit Rastogi

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Although removal of adenomatous polyps has been shown to decrease the risk of colon cancer, distal hyperplastic polyps are thought to not have malignant potential. Most polyps detected during colonoscopy are diminutive (≤5mm) and rarely harbor advanced histology, such as high-grade dysplasia or cancer. Therefore, predicting histology in real-time during colonoscopy can potentially decrease the enormous expenditure that ensues from universal histopathologic evaluation of polyps, and several novel imaging technologies have been developed and tested over the past decade for this purpose. Of these different technologies, electronic chromoendoscopy seems to strike a fair balance between accuracy, feasibility, and cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-286
Number of pages26
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Adenoma
  • Advanced imaging
  • Colonoscopy
  • Electronic chromoendoscopy
  • Hyperplastic polyps
  • Polyp histology prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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