Barrett's oesophagus: a clinical study of 52 patients.

  title={Barrett's oesophagus: a clinical study of 52 patients.},
  author={Brian T Cooper and Gil O Barbezat},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  volume={62 238},
This paper reports a series of 52 patients with Barrett's (or columnar-lined) oesophagus from one medical unit diagnosed over a six-year period. The commonest associated symptoms were heartburn, regurgitation and dysphagia but 10 patients had no oesophageal symptoms and two had no symptoms at all. Gastrointestinal bleeding (overt or occult) was observed in almost one-third of patients. At diagnosis, 26 patients had oesophagitis, 23 had oesophageal ulceration and 10 had benign oesophageal… CONTINUE READING