Barrett's mucosa, Barrett's dysplasia and Barrett's carcinoma: diagnostic endoscopy without biopsy-taking does not suffice.

Abstract

Many gastroenterologists are of the opinion that endoscopic diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) suffices and that additional biopsies are not necessary. The data obtained from 1068 consecutive patients with histologically confirmed Barrett's oesophagus were analysed retrospectively. In 37.9% of the patients, the histological diagnosis of… (More)

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