Nonneoplastic polypectomy during screening colonoscopy: The impact on polyp detection rate, adenoma detection rate, and overall cost

Mary A. Atia, Neal C. Patel, Shiva K. Ratuapli, Erika S. Boroff, Michael D. Crowell, Suryakanth R. Gurudu, Douglas Orrick Faigel, Jonathan A Leighton, Francisco C Ramirez

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Background The frequency of nonneoplastic polypectomy (NNP) and its impact on the polyp detection rate (PDR) is unknown. The correlation between NNP and adenoma detection rate (ADR) and its impact on the cost of colonoscopy has not been investigated. Objective To determine the rate of NNP in screening colonoscopy, the impact of NNP on the PDR, and the correlation of NNP with ADR. The increased cost of NNP during screening colonoscopy also was calculated. Design We reviewed all screening colonoscopies. PDR and ADR were calculated. We then calculated a nonneoplastic polyp detection rate (patients with ≥1 nonneoplastic polyp). Setting Tertiary-care referral center. Patients Patients who underwent screening colonoscopies from 2010 to 2011. Interventions Colonoscopy. Main Outcome Measurements ADR, PDR, NNP rate. Results A total of 1797 colonoscopies were reviewed. Mean (± standard deviation) PDR was 47.7% ± 12.0%, and mean ADR was 27.3% ± 6.9%. The overall NNP rate was 10.4% ± 7.1%, with a range of 2.4% to 28.4%. Among all polypectomies (n = 2061), 276 were for nonneoplastic polyps (13.4%). Endoscopists with a higher rate of nonneoplastic polyp detection were more likely to detect an adenoma (odds ratio 1.58; 95% confidence interval, 1.1-1.2). With one outlier excluded, there was a strong correlation between ADR and NNP (r = 0.825; P <.001). The increased cost of removal of nonneoplastic polyps was $32,963. Limitations Retrospective study. Conclusion There is a strong correlation between adenoma detection and nonneoplastic polyp detection. The etiology is unclear, but nonneoplastic polyp detection rate may inflate the PDR for some endoscopists. NNP also adds an increased cost. Increasing the awareness of endoscopic appearances through advanced imaging techniques of normal versus neoplastic tissue may be an area to improve cost containment in screening colonoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-375.e1
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume82
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

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Colonoscopy
Polyps
Adenoma
Costs and Cost Analysis
Tertiary Care Centers
Cost Control
Retrospective Studies
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Nonneoplastic polypectomy during screening colonoscopy : The impact on polyp detection rate, adenoma detection rate, and overall cost. / Atia, Mary A.; Patel, Neal C.; Ratuapli, Shiva K.; Boroff, Erika S.; Crowell, Michael D.; Gurudu, Suryakanth R.; Faigel, Douglas Orrick; Leighton, Jonathan A; Ramirez, Francisco C.

In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol. 82, No. 2, 01.08.2015, p. 370-375.e1.

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Atia, Mary A. ; Patel, Neal C. ; Ratuapli, Shiva K. ; Boroff, Erika S. ; Crowell, Michael D. ; Gurudu, Suryakanth R. ; Faigel, Douglas Orrick ; Leighton, Jonathan A ; Ramirez, Francisco C. / Nonneoplastic polypectomy during screening colonoscopy : The impact on polyp detection rate, adenoma detection rate, and overall cost. In: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2015 ; Vol. 82, No. 2. pp. 370-375.e1.
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