State of the art in the endoscopic imaging and ablation of Barrett's esophagus.

@article{Panossian2011StateOT,
  title={State of the art in the endoscopic imaging and ablation of Barrett's esophagus.},
  author={Abraham M. Panossian and Massimo Raimondo and Herbert C. Wolfsen},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={365-73}
}
Barrett's esophagus is the result of long-term acid reflux and is a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Surgical resection of the esophagus has been the mainstay of treatment for high grade dysplasia and early cancer. However, recent advances in the endoscopic imaging and ablation technologies have made esophagectomy avoidable in patients with dysplasia and superficial neoplasia. In this article, we review the most relevant endoscopic imaging technologies, such as chromoendoscopy, narrow… CONTINUE READING