TITLE

SURVEILLANCE IMPLICATIONS FOR OESOPHAGEAL ADENOCARCINOMA USING LAGERGREN CRITERIA FOR RISK

AUTHOR(S)
East, J. E.; Harvey, R. J.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA26
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Severe and longstanding reflux is a significant risk factor for oesophageal odenocarcinoma (OA). This risk may be independent of the presence of Barrett's oesophagus. This article assess the proportion of outpatient referrals for OGD, which are at high risk for OA according to the Lagergren criteria and the implications for screening this group for continued surveillance. Half of those attending for OGD for reflux symptoms have a Lagergren reflux score consistent with an odds ratio 20 times that of a control population for oesophageal adenocarcinoma at 5 years.
ACCESSION #
13218917

 

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