Cryoablation of Barrett's esophagus: a pilot study.

@article{Johnston2005CryoablationOB,
  title={Cryoablation of Barrett's esophagus: a pilot study.},
  author={Mark H. Johnston and John A Eastone and John David Horwhat and Jennifer Cartledge and Janice S Mathews and Jacinda R Foggy},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2005},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={842-8}
}
BACKGROUND Numerous ablative modalities have demonstrated varying degrees of efficacy in the eradication of Barrett's esophagus (BE). However, they are associated with either high cost, patient discomfort, complications, tedious application, residual underlying BE, or some combination of the above. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and the efficacy of a new cryogenic device by using liquid nitrogen sprayed through an open tipped cryogenic catheter placed through the accessory… CONTINUE READING