Black hood assisted colonoscopy for detection of colorectal polyps: a prospective randomized controlled study. Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: Colonoscopy is considered as a standard method for detecting various kinds of colorectal polyps. However, conventional colonoscopy (CC) still has chances to miss some lesions. Some scholars have already reported that transparent hood assisted colonoscopy (THAC) can improve the detection rate of colorectal polyps. However, the efficacy of detection of colorectal polyps with black hood assisted colonoscopy (BHAC) is still unclear. In this study, BHAC was compared with CC for evaluating the efficacy of detection of colorectal polyps. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between Sep 2014 and Apr 2015, 542 patients underwent CC and meanwhile 534 patients underwent BHAC were enrolled into this prospective randomized controlled study. Comparison of baseline characteristics, cecal intubation time, withdrawal time, total number of detected polyps, detection rate of polyps, location, size, morphology and pathological diagnosis of polyps between these two groups was performed. RESULTS: Cecal intubation time was significantly shorter in BHAC group than in CC group (6.31 3.51 min vs. 7.05 4.15 min, p = 0.002). The total number of detected polyps and detection rate of polyps were significantly higher in BHAC group than in CC group (349/65.36% vs. 264/48.71%, p = 0.004). CONCLUSIONS: Compared with CC, BHAC could significantly improve the detection rate of colorectal polyps, and cecal intubation time was significantly reduced by BHAC.

published proceedings

  • Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Huang, R., Xiao, Z., Li, F., Ji, D., Zhou, J., Xiang, P., & Bao, Z.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Huang, R-X||Xiao, Z-L||Li, F||Ji, D-N||Zhou, J||Xiang, P||Bao, Z-J

publication date

  • July 2016