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Surveillance for Barrett's oesophagus: is there light at the end of the metaplastic tunnel?
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]
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 Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical sciences|
|Research Field:||Gastroenterology and hepatology|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Playford, RJ (Professor Ray Playford)|
|Deposited By:||Research Division|
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