The continuum of GERD complications

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Abstract

Complications of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) run the gamut from erosive esophagitis to esophageal cancer, but all are linked to repeated exposure of the esophagus to caustic gastric and duodenal acid. Progression from one complication to another is not clearly established across the GERD continuum, although there is a clear progression from the serious complication of Barren's esophagus to esophageal adenocarcinoma. This review examines the range of complications that can arise from chronic GERD, underscoring the need to view heartburn as a symptom of a potentially serious condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Volume70
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
StatePublished - Nov 2003

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Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophagus
Caustics
Heartburn
Esophagitis
Gastric Acid
Esophageal Neoplasms
Adenocarcinoma

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