Săraci, George; Oliviu Pascu
December 2009
Clujul Medical;Dec2009, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p463
Academic Journal
Barrett`s Oesophagus is an important cause of morbidity and mortality mainly through its evolution to esophageal adenocarcinoma, a fact pointed out by a 360 times higher relative risk. In most European countries, there is a rising tendency of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and a descendent one for scuamous carcinoma, therefore we are witnessing the exact opposite tendency from the one existing 30 years ago. The main cause of BE is GERD, thus any factor that produces GERD is virtually a risk factor in developing BE (food, coffee, smoking, immunopression, obesity a.o). Aditionally, a large amount of environmental, constitutional and genetic factors are involved.


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