Improved adenoma detection by a novel distal attachment device-assisted colonoscopy: a prospective randomized controlled trial

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      Background and Aims

      WingCap (A&A Medical Supply LLC, Seongnam, South Korea) is a novel distal attachment device for colonoscopy that combines a cap and an existing mucosal exposure device, such as Endocuff Vision (Arc Medical Design Ltd, Leeds, UK) and AmplifEYE (Medivators Inc, Minneapolis, Minn, USA). We aimed to investigate whether WingCap-assisted colonoscopy can improve the adenoma detection rate (ADR) and adenoma per colonoscopy (APC) and simultaneously shorten cecal intubation time compared with standard colonoscopy.


      We conducted a single-center, prospective, randomized controlled trial for outpatients aged ≥18 years undergoing colonoscopy. The primary outcome was ADR differences with the assistance of WingCap. Secondary outcomes were APC and other colonoscopy quality indicators, such as cecal intubation and withdrawal times.


      In total, 537 patients were randomized for WingCap-assisted or standard colonoscopy. Their mean age was 59.3 years, and 48.5% were men. ADR was significantly higher in the WingCap group than in the control group (37.2% vs 26.6%, P = .012). APC was greater with WingCap than with standard colonoscopy (.72 ± 1.34 vs .45 ± 0.97, P = .008), prominently for nonpedunculated (.65 ± 1.25 vs .42 ± .95, P = .015) and diminutive (.42 ± .94 vs .20 ± .64, P = .002) adenomas. With WingCap, ADR and APC significantly increased for beginner endoscopists, whereas a modest increase was seen for experienced endoscopists. There were no differences in cecal intubation and withdrawal times between the 2 arms. No serious adverse event was associated with the use of WingCap.


      WingCap-assisted colonoscopy was tolerable and efficacious for improving ADR and APC compared with standard colonoscopy, especially for nonpedunculated and diminutive adenomas and for beginner endoscopists. (Clinical trial registration number: KCT0005214.)


      ADR (adenoma detection rate), APC (adenoma per colonoscopy), ITT (intention to treat), PDR (polyp detection rate), RCT (randomized controlled trial), SSPDR (sessile serrated polyp detection rate)
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