Review article: towards consistency in the endoscopic diagnosis of Barrett's oesophagus and columnar metaplasia.

@article{Armstrong2004ReviewAT,
  title={Review article: towards consistency in the endoscopic diagnosis of Barrett's oesophagus and columnar metaplasia.},
  author={David Armstrong},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 Suppl 5},
  pages={40-7; discussion 61-2}
}
Barrett's oesophagus is associated with severe reflux disease and is a risk factor for oesophageal adenocarcinoma. However, there is a lack of consensus on how to assess the presence and extent of Barrett's oesophagus in clinical practice. A diagnosis of Barrett's oesophagus is currently based on the recognition of an abnormal oesophageal mucosa at endoscopy. However, a diagnosis cannot be made solely on this basis, and a true diagnosis requires the identification of an area suspicious for… CONTINUE READING

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