first described Barrett's oesophagus in 1950 . He described two variants of columnar-lined (Barrett's) oesophagus (CLO): a congenitally short oesophagus with intra-thoracic gastric epithelium and congenital gastric heterotopia in the oesophagus, with ulceration. Three years later, Allison, a surgeon from Oxford, provided sound anatomical reasons why a… (More)
The following on Barrett's esophagus registries contains commentaries on the data sets to be included, organizational issues, and the demographic, lifestyle, and diagnostic differences between the United States and Europe. The importance of collaborative studies is also discussed.
AIM To clarify risk based upon segment length, diagnostic histological findings, patient age and year of surveillance, duration of surveillance and gender. METHODS Patients registered with the United Kingdom Barrett's Oesophagus Registry from 9 United Kingdom centers were included. The outcome measures were (1) development of all grades of dysplasia; (2)… (More)