Long-term follow-up after complete ablation of Barrett's esophagus with argon plasma coagulation.

@article{Madisch2005LongtermFA,
  title={Long-term follow-up after complete ablation of Barrett's esophagus with argon plasma coagulation.},
  author={Ahmed Madisch and Stephan Miehlke and Ekkehard Bayerdorffer and Birgit Wiedemann and David Antos and Anke Sievert and Michael Vieth and Manfred Stolte and Heinrich Schulz},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={1182-6}
}
AIM To report the long-term outcome of patients after complete ablation of non-neoplastic Barrett's esophagus (BE) with respect to BE relapse and development of intraepithelial neoplasia or esophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS In 70 patients with histologically proven non-neoplastic BE, complete BE ablation was achieved by argon plasma coagulation (APC) and high-dose proton pump inhibitor therapy (120 mg omeprazole daily). Sixty-six patients (94.4%) underwent further surveillance endoscopy. At… CONTINUE READING

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