Barr, H.; Stone, N.; Rembacken, B.
June 2005
Gut;Jun2005, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p875
Academic Journal
The article presents information on endoscopic therapy for Barrett's Oesophagus. Barrett's oesophagus or columnar lined oesophagus is among the most intriguing of gastroenterological conditions. This is because of its pathogenesis, prevalence, association with reflux disease, male sex and, in particular, the potential for neoplastic degeneration to adenocarcinoma. The current and dramatic rise in the incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma is centred on Great Britain, over double that of the U.S.A. This epidemic is fairly localised and is not evident in Asia, where squamous cell cancer remains the predominant oesophageal malignancy. Large rises in incidence, up to 30% per year, have been seen in West European White men.


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