TITLE

Barrett's oesophagus: the continuing conundrum

AUTHOR(S)
McGarrity, Thomas J; Jeffries, Graham H
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/18/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7271, p1238
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
3778302

 

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