Biopsy surveillance is still necessary in patients with Barrett's oesophagus despite new endoscopic imaging techniques.

@article{Egger2003BiopsySI,
  title={Biopsy surveillance is still necessary in patients with Barrett's oesophagus despite new endoscopic imaging techniques.},
  author={Klaus Egger and Martin Werner and Alexander Meining and Rainer Ott and Hans-Dieter Allescher and Heinz Hoefler and Meinhard Classen and Thomas R{\"o}sch},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={18-23}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Endoscopic surveillance including stepwise four quadrant biopsies (4QB) is still regarded as the standard approach in patients with Barrett's oesophagus (BO). Several methods such as dye staining with methylene blue (MB) and tissue autofluorescence (AF) have been advocated to reduce the number of biopsies. We assessed their sensitivity… CONTINUE READING