Approaches to oesophageal columnar metaplasia (Barrett's oesophagus).

  title={Approaches to oesophageal columnar metaplasia (Barrett's oesophagus).},
  author={John Dent},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. Supplement},
  • John Dent
  • Published 1989 in
    Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology…
The oesophageal squamous mucosal ulceration caused by peptic oesophagitis is followed by healing, with metaplastic columnar mucosa in around 12% of patients. The major significance of this condition, oesophageal columnar metaplasia (OCM), is the relatively high risk that it has for development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Fibreoptic endoscopy with multiple mucosal biopsies is the only effective method for detection and evaluation of OCM. Peptic oesophagitis merits treatment in its own right… CONTINUE READING
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