The dilated distal esophagus: a new entity that is the pathologic basis of early gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Abstract

Present management algorithms for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) limit endoscopy to patients with advanced disease. When endoscopy is performed, biopsy is limited to patients who have a visible columnar-lined esophagus. Biopsy is not recommended for patients whose endoscopy is normal. This algorithm results in the failure to evaluate… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31822b78e8

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