Consistent regression of intestinal metaplasia in Barrett's esophagus has not been achieved with medical or surgical interventions. In this case report, a patient with Barrett's esophagus of stable length had half the circumference of the Barrett's epithelium ablated with laser therapy while on a high-dose proton-pump inhibitor. In the absence of esophageal acid exposure and after laser ablation, the intestinal metaplasia was documented to reepithelialize with normal squamous mucosa, which has oersisted.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Digestive diseases and sciences|
|State||Published - Feb 1 1993|
- Barrett's esophagus
- proton-pump inhibitor
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