A case of screening colonoscopy using linked-color imaging to detect ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal cancer.

Kanmura S1, Tanaka A1, Komaki Y1, Ido A1.

Digestive and Liver Disease. 2019 Apr 15. pii: S1590-8658(19)30123-9. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2019.03.010. [Epub ahead of print]

The long-term course of ulcerative colitis (UC) is characterized by an increasing incidence of UC-associated colorectal cancer (UCAC). Although the standard method for detecting UCAC is dye-based chromoendoscopy, it has recently reported that dye-based and dye-less chromoendoscopy do not differ significantly in terms of detection of UCAC [1]. Linked-color imaging (LCI) is a new endoscopic technique that can enhance color differences in the gastrointestinal mucosa by simultaneously using white light and narrow-band, short-wavelength light.

1 Digestive and Lifestyle Diseases. Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan