Barrett's oesophagus: the continuing conundrum

McGarrity, Thomas J; Jeffries, Graham H
November 2000
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/18/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7271, p1238
Academic Journal
Editorial. Discusses continuing confusion surrounding the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus. Questions regarding the minimal length of columnar metaplasia required for diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus; Different types of columnar based epithelium which may present; Indications that a diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus leads to an increased risk of cancer; Conclusion of studies that only surgically fit patients should be placed under clinical surveillance; Other information.


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