Studies of esophageal epithelial cell proliferation in patients with reflux esophagitis.

@article{Livstone1977StudiesOE,
  title={Studies of esophageal epithelial cell proliferation in patients with reflux esophagitis.},
  author={Elliot M. Livstone and Daniel G. Sheahan and Jos{\'e} Behar},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1977},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={1315-9}
}
Accelerated cell turnover has been held responsible for the basal zone thickening of the esophageal squamous mucosa of patients with reflux esophagitis. We have studied the in vitro proliferative activity of the basal zone in suction biopsy specimens obtained from normal subjects, from patients with medically treated esophagitis, and from patients who had previously undergone anterior fundoplication. In patients with severe esophagitis, the basal zone showed a significantly elevated [3H… CONTINUE READING

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