Study: Retroflexion Technique During Colonoscopy Improves Polyp Detection

A new study published in the August issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, shows that the use of retroflexion technique during colonoscopy in the right side of the colon improves polyp detection, according to a news release from ASGE.


Retroflexion describes a technique where the colonoscope bends backwards to examine the colon.


A total of 1,000 consecutive eligible patients underwent colonoscopy during an 8-month period, and retroflexion was successful in 94.4 percent of patients, according to the release.


Read the ASGE news release on the use of retroflexion technique.


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