Barrett's Esophagus

Sunil Walia, William S. Laycock, John Hunter

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Abstract

One complication of advanced gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be a columnar-lined esophagus (CLE) known as Barrett's esophagus. The etiology, epidemiology, pathological characteristics, and clinical features of Barrett's esophagus are reviewed, as well as diagnostic methods such as Barium esophagram, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, and laser-induced fluorescence. Medical therapy usually is based on H2-receptor antagonists and omeprazole. Antireflux surgery has not been shown to cause regression of CLE, but Nissen fundoplication to control GERD and, especially, new laser ablation techniques, may provide the best potential therapies for Barrett's esophagus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical Innovation
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Barrett Esophagus
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophagus
Ablation Techniques
Fundoplication
Histamine H2 Receptors
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Omeprazole
Laser Therapy
Barium
Epidemiology
Lasers
Fluorescence
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • adenocarcinoma
  • Barrett's
  • fundoplication
  • laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Barrett's Esophagus. / Walia, Sunil; Laycock, William S.; Hunter, John.

In: Surgical Innovation, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1995, p. 54-59.

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Walia, Sunil ; Laycock, William S. ; Hunter, John. / Barrett's Esophagus. In: Surgical Innovation. 1995 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 54-59.
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