Surveillance in inflammatory bowel disease. Chromoendoscopy and digital mucosal enhancement

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Patients with long-standing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. Performing periodic dysplasia screening and surveillance may diminish this risk. To date, chromoendoscopy is the only technique that has consistently yielded positive results in large, well-designed dysplasia-detection trials. Most major society guidelines endorse chromoendoscopy as an adjunct, accepted, or preferred dysplasia-detection tool. This review outlines the available endoscopic technologies for the detection of dysplasia in IBD, considers the evidence supporting their use, and assesses which modalities are ready for use in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-694
Number of pages16
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • Autofluorescence imaging
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dysplasia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Narrow-band imaging


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