Differences in the definitions used for esophageal and gastric diseases in different countries: endoscopic definition of the esophagogastric junction, the precursor of Barrett's adenocarcinoma, the definition of Barrett's esophagus, and histologic criteria for mucosal adenocarcinoma or high-grade dy

@article{Takubo2009DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the definitions used for esophageal and gastric diseases in different countries: endoscopic definition of the esophagogastric junction, the precursor of Barrett's adenocarcinoma, the definition of Barrett's esophagus, and histologic criteria for mucosal adenocarcinoma or high-grade dy},
  author={K Takubo and Michael Vieth and Junko Aida and M Sawabe and Yoichi Kumagai and Yoshio Hoshihara and Tomio Arai},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={248-57}
}
BACKGROUND Definitions and opinions in the field of gastroenterology vary widely in different countries. METHODS Here we discuss four such important differences: the definition of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ), the possible precursor of Barrett's adenocarcinoma, the definition of Barrett's esophagus (BE), and the histologic criteria for mucosal adenocarcinoma. In addition, we consider which definitions and opinions might be valid and practical. RESULTS There are two different… CONTINUE READING

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