Prevalence of intestinal metaplasia according to the length of the specialized columnar epithelium lining the distal esophagus in patients with gastroesophageal reflux.

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The diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus is based on the presence of intestinal metaplasia (IM) at the distal esophagus. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of IM in patients with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux in whom endoscopically a segment of distal esophagus was covered by columnar epithelium (CE). In a prospective, descriptive and… (More)

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