Endoscopic therapy of Barrett's: what more do we need to know?

Van Laethem, J.-L.; Devière, J.
June 2004
Gut;Jun2004, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p779
Academic Journal
Over the past few years, different endoscopic ablative techniques have been used in combination with antireflux therapy with the aim of reversing Barrett's oesophagus and replacing it with squamous epithelium. The end goal of these procedures is to impact directly on the risk of tumor development. Results provided by the present randomized study are relatively similar to those reported in previous ones which assessed a single modality, particularly with regard to treatment procedures, median length of Barrett's oesophagus, proton pump inhibitor therapy, and duration of follow up.


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