Endoscopic therapy for Barrett's oesophagus.

  title={Endoscopic therapy for Barrett's oesophagus.},
  author={C H Blevins and Prasad G Iyer},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={29 1},
Barrett's oesophagus (BO) is thought to progress through the development of dysplasia (low grade and high grade) to oesophageal adenocarcinoma, a lethal cancer with poor survival. The overall goal of endoscopic therapy of BO is to eliminate metaplastic and dysplastic epithelium, to prevent and/or reduce the risk of progression to OAC. Endoscopic therapy techniques can be divided into two broad complementary techniques: tissue acquiring (endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal… CONTINUE READING


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