Barrett's esophagus. A surgical entity.

During a ten-year period, endoscopy demonstrated acid-peptic esophagitis in 439 patients. Forty of these patients (9.1%) had Barrett's esophagus. Adenocarcinoma was present in the columnar epithelium in 15 (37.5%) of the patients with Barrett's esophagus. Hiatal hernias, with symptoms of heartburn, dysphagia, stricture, and ulceration, were found in more… CONTINUE READING