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Barrett‘s esophagus: elimination of cancer risk

06.03.2013 by Reflux Medical

Barrett‘s esophagus is a premalignant tissue within the outlet of the esophagus (gullet), which develops as a consequence of longstanding Gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD). Abnormal eating behavior (too much, often, sweet and fat) causes the break down of the anti Reflux valve in the lower end of the gullet, as a consequence Reflux of gastric content occurs and inflames the esophagus, this drives the formation of Barrett‘s esophagus.

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Algorithm for treating Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett Esophagus without dysplasia

09.12.2012 by Reflux Medical

Barrett‘s esophagus results from gastroesophageal Reflux and harbors an increased annual cancer risk (0.1%-0.7%). Via low and high grade Dysplasia Barrett‘s may develop cancer. Therefore, elimination of Barrett‘s esophagus without Dysplasia is considered for cancer prevention (1). 

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