Barrett's esophagus: Pathogenesis, epidemiology, functional abnormalities, malignant degeneration, and surgical management

@article{Stein2005BarrettsEP,
  title={Barrett's esophagus: Pathogenesis, epidemiology, functional abnormalities, malignant degeneration, and surgical management},
  author={H. Stein and J. Siewert},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={276-288}
}
  • H. Stein, J. Siewert
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Dysphagia
  • 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 esophagus remains undiagnosed in the majority of patients. Gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients with Barrett's esophagus has a more… CONTINUE READING
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