Histopathologic characteristics of early adenocarcinoma in Barrett's esophagus.

  title={Histopathologic characteristics of early adenocarcinoma in Barrett's esophagus.},
  author={Tadashi Nishimaki and Arnulf H Hoelscher and Michael Schueler and E. Bollschweiler and Karen Becker and Joerg Ruediger Siewert},
  volume={68 8},
To elucidate the early events of cancer development in the columnar cell-lined lower esophagus, 13 esophagectomy specimens with early adenocarcinoma (T1) were histopathologically studied and the morphometry of the lesion was performed on a histologic map. Eleven (84.6%) of the 13 early Barrett's carcinomas were contiguous to both the distinctive specialized-type Barrett's mucosa and squamous epithelium. Furthermore, ten (76.9%) of the 13 tumors had residual squamous islands on the surface… CONTINUE READING

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