FACS J. R. Siewert MD

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Barrett's esophagus (i.e. columnar epithelial metaplasia in the distal esophagus) is an acquired condition that in most patients results from chronic gastroesophageal reflux. It is a disorder of the white male in the Western world with a prevalence of about 1/400 population. Due to the decreased sensitivity of the columnar epithelium to symptoms, Barrett's(More)
Although there are no differences worth mentioning between esophageal cancer in Japan and in Europe regarding epidemiology, tumor stages at the beginning of therapy and surgical selection. In Japan, early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is more often diagnosed than in Europe where esophageal adenocarcinoma, especially that of the endobrachyesophagus, is(More)
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