Prevalence of Barrett's esophagus in Japan

  title={Prevalence of Barrett's esophagus in Japan},
  author={Tatsuyuki Kawano and Kazuo Ogiya and Yasuaki Nakajima and Tetsuro Nishikage and Kagami Nagai},
Norman Barrett originally described two special conditions, namely, a congenital short esophagus with an intrathoracic gastric columnar lining and congenital gastric heterotropia in the esophagus with ulceration. Thereafter, these conditions began to be known as “Barrett's esophagus.” It is an acquired condition of esophageal columnar metaplasia following chronic gastroesophageal reflux, and the classical Barrett's esophagus has been defined as having a circumferential columnar metaplasia… CONTINUE READING


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