Length of the esophagus in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus compared to controls.

BACKGROUND It is a current opinion among surgeons that the esophagus is shorter in patients with reflux disease and particularly in those with complicated Barrett's esophagus. However, objective evidence of this is scarce. Therefore we attempted to determine the occurrence and magnitude of this phenomenon among our patients. METHODS One hundred ninety… CONTINUE READING