Short segments of Barrett's epithelium and intestinal metaplasia in normal appearing oesophagogastric junctions: the same or two different entities?

@article{Pereira1998ShortSO,
  title={Short segments of Barrett's epithelium and intestinal metaplasia in normal appearing oesophagogastric junctions: the same or two different entities?},
  author={Ant{\'o}nio Dias Pereira and Alexandra Suspiro and Paula Chaves and Ant{\'o}nio Saraiva and L Gl{\'o}ria and J C Mendes de Almeida and Carlos Nobre Leit{\~a}o and Jorge Fernando Maxnuck Soares and Filipe Mira},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1998},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={659-62}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic diagnosis of short segments of Barrett's epithelium (SSBE)' is difficult and its meaning in terms of the presence of specialised columnar epithelium (SCE) has not been prospectively evaluated. AIMS To evaluate the prevalence of SCE in patients with an endoscopic diagnosis of SSBE and in individuals with normal appearing oesophagogastric junctions, and to compare the clinical characteristics of these two groups. PATIENTS Thirty one patients with an endoscopic diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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