TITLE

AN EFFECTIVE SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME FOR BARRETT'S OESOPHAGUS IN A DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL

AUTHOR(S)
Olithselvan, A.; Gorard, D. A.; McIntyre, A. S.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of this article is to review the effectiveness of an endoscopic surveillance programme for patients with Barrett's oesophagus (BO). The surveillance programme for Barrett's oesophagus seems very efficient in detecting early carcinoma and seems to offer successful treatment without an excessive endoscopic workload. This might be explained by differences in inclusion criteria for surveillance. All patients with BO over the period from January 1997 to October 2002, were identified from endoscopic and histological records. Two yearly surveillance endoscopies with quadrantic biopsies at 3 cm intervals were performed in patients with classical Barrett's oesophagus.
ACCESSION #
13219026

 

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