Sessile serrated adenoma detection rate is correlated with adenoma detection rate

World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2018 Mar 15;10(3):82-90. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v10.i3.82.


Aim: To investigated the association between adenoma detection rate (ADR) and sessile serrated ADR (SSADR) and significant predictors for sessile serrated adenomas (SSA) detection.

Methods: This study is a retrospective, single-center analysis. Total colonoscopies performed by the gastroenterologists at the University of Tokyo Hospital between January and December 2014 were retrospectively identified. Polyps were classified as low-grade or high-grade adenoma, cancer, SSA, or SSA with cytological dysplasia, and the prevalence of each type of polyp was investigated. Predictors of adenoma and SSA detection were examined using logistic generalized estimating equation models. The association between ADR and SSADR for each gastroenterologist was investigated by calculating a correlation coefficient weighted by the number of each gastroenterologist's examination.

Results: A total of 3691 colonoscopies performed by 35 gastroenterologists were assessed. Overall, 978 (26.5%) low- and 84 (2.2%) high-grade adenomas, 81 (2.2%) cancers, 66 (1.8%) SSAs, and 2 (0.1%) SSAs with cytological dysplasia were detected. Overall ADR was 29.5% (men 33.2%, women 23.8%) and overall SSADR was 1.8% (men 1.7%, women 2.1%). In addition, 672 low-grade adenomas (68.8% of all the detected low-grade adenomas), 58 (69.9%) high-grade adenomas, 29 (34.5%) cancers, 52 (78.8%) SSAs, and 2 (100%) SSAs with cytological dysplasia were found in the proximal colon. Adenoma detection was the only significant predictor of SSA detection (adjusted OR: 2.53, 95%CI: 1.53-4.20; P < 0.001). The correlation coefficient between ADR and SSADR weighted by the number of each gastroenterologist's examinations was 0.606 (P < 0.001).

Conclusion: Our results demonstrated that ADR is correlated to SSADR. In addition, patients with adenomas had a higher prevalence of SSAs than those without adenomas.

Keywords: Adenoma detection rate; Colonoscopy; Interval colorectal cancer; Sessile serrated adenoma; Sessile serrated adenoma detection rate.