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Surveillance for Barrett's oesophagus: is there light at the end of the metaplastic tunnel?

Citation

Belo, AC and Playford, RJ, Surveillance for Barrett's oesophagus: is there light at the end of the metaplastic tunnel?, Surgeon-Journal of The Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland, 1, (3) pp. 152-156. ISSN 1479-666X (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1479-666X(03)80095-1

Abstract

Metaplastic change of the oesophageal epithelium from normal stratified squamous to columnar-lined with intestinal metaplasia results in an increased risk of development of adenocarcinoma. As a result, endoscopic surveillance has been recommended for the surgically-fit patient. The evidence that these programmes are altering clinical outcome to any major degree, however, is weak. This review highlights some of the areas of controversy and outstanding points that need to be clarified to allow establishment of evidence-based medicine for this condition.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Digestive System Disorders
Author:Playford, RJ (Professor Ray Playford)
ID Code:72907
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-09-02
Last Modified:2011-09-05
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