Familial trends of inheritance in gastro esophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus and Barrett's adenocarcinoma: 20 families.

@article{Biyyani2007FamilialTO,
  title={Familial trends of inheritance in gastro esophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus and Barrett's adenocarcinoma: 20 families.},
  author={Raja Shekhar Sappati Biyyani and L Chessler and Elizabeth R. McCain and Karen C Nelson and N. S. Fahmy and Jacqueline King},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={53-7}
}
We reported four families with familial Barrett's esophagus (FBE) in 1993. This follow-up study includes an additional 16 families with FBE, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and BE-related adenocarcinoma (BEAC) highlighting the familial trends of inheritance. A retrospective survey of endoscopic and histopathological reports on 95 confirmed cases of BE from 1975 to 2005 was performed and a detailed family history was obtained. Five representative pedigrees from a total of 20 are discussed… CONTINUE READING

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