TITLE

Ablating Barrett's metaplastic epithelium: are the techniques ready for clinical use?

AUTHOR(S)
Bergman, J. J. G. H. M.; Fockens, P.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Gut;Sep2006, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p1222
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of endoscopic ablation techniques for treatment of Barrett's oesophagus (BO). Discharge of reflux of gastric and duodenal contents into the oesophagus hinders malignant transformation in BO. An ideal ablation technique in BO should remove all dysplasia and intestinal metaplasia. The neosquamous mucosa developing after ablation should be devoid of oncogenetic abnormalities. An ideal ablation technique should target mucosa without harming deeper layers.
ACCESSION #
22184098

 

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