Arebi, N.; Pouzey, A.; Beveridge, I.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA62
Academic Journal
The article presents a study to see if the length of Barrett's oesophagus (BO) has an impact on clinical practice. There is widespread variation in clinical practice for managing BO and for surveillance in relation to the length of BO. The development of BO has been linked to gastro-oesophageal reflux and hiatus hernia. These findings were studied in BO of different lengths. BO < 2 cm is managed differently to > 3 cm BO even though the association with HH, RO and adenocarcinoma is similar to BO > 3 cm. Future clinical guidelines should address this discrepancy and BO endoscopy lists should focus on increasing biopsy sampling.


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