Magnifying endoscopy for the diagnosis of specialized intestinal metaplasia in short-segment Barrett's esophagus.


AIM To determine whether magnified observation of short-segment Barrett's esophagus (BE) is useful for the detection of specialized intestinal metaplasia (SIM). METHODS Thirty patients with suspected short-segment BE underwent magnifying endoscopy up to × 80. The magnified images were analyzed with respect to their pit-patterns, which were simultaneously… (More)
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7089