Surveillance of Barrett's columnar-lined oesophagus in the UK: endoscopic intervals and frequency of detection of dysplasia.

@article{Ramus2009SurveillanceOB,
  title={Surveillance of Barrett's columnar-lined oesophagus in the UK: endoscopic intervals and frequency of detection of dysplasia.},
  author={James R. Ramus and Piers Anthony Cheyne Gatenby and Christine Pauline Joan Caygill and Marc C. Winslet and Anthony L. Watson},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          636-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Endoscopic surveillance of patients with columnar-lined oesophagus (CLO) may identify those with early adenocarcinoma (AC). The benefits of surveillance are unproven and there is little evidence to support recommendations for precise endoscopic intervals. We sought to examine surveillance practice for CLO in the UK and the impact of endoscopic intervals on detection of dysplastic disease. METHODS Eight hundred and seventeen patients with CLO, registered with the UK National Barrett… CONTINUE READING
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