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What is barrett's esophagus?

What is barrett's esophagus?

Precancerous entity: Barrett's esophagus occurs when metaplastic columnar epithelium (that predisposes to cancer development) replaces the normal tissue of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Is barrett's esophagus always something malignant?

Is barrett's esophagus always something malignant?

No: The vast majority are benign. It's good to check occasionally for little cancers that can develop. ...Read more

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Diagnosis of eagle barrett syndrome.?

Diagnosis of eagle barrett syndrome.?

Prune-belly syndrome: Prune-belly or eagle-barrett syndrome is a rare form of fetal obstructive uropathy with reported incidence of 1:20, 000-1:50, 000 births. No definite genetic etiology has been determined, although seen 95% in male fetuses. 10% of affected cases have cardiac defects as well. Many affected individuals perish perinatally from lung hypoplasia and kidney failure - not always lethal, though. ...Read more

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Is barrett's esophagus considered a "precancer" condition?

Is barrett's esophagus considered a "precancer" condition?

Yes: Not all people who have barrett's esophagus develop cancer. But the risk of esophageal cancer is markedly increased. If one is diagnosed with barrett's esophagus they should be in a surveillance endoscopy program. ...Read more

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Whats eagle-barrett syndrome?

Whats eagle-barrett syndrome?

Congenital syndrome: 'prune belly' syndrome is a congenital disorder of the urinary system, characterized by a triad of symptoms: (no abdomen wall muscles, bladder dysfunction, undesc. Testes) the syndrome is named for the mass of wrinkled skin that is often present on the abdomen. Prune belly syndrome is a rare, genetic, birth defect affecting about 1 in 40, 000 births.[1] about 97% of those affected are male. ...Read more

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Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

No: Barrett's esophagus is one of the complications of GERD. It is characterized by the replacement of the normal stratified squamous epithelium lining of the esophagus by simple columnar epithelium with goblet cells About 10% of people with chronic symptoms of GERD develop Barrett's esophagus.Patients with Barrett's esophagus do have an increase the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma but the complication is rare with less than 1% of patients developing this particular cancer ...Read more

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Can barretts metaplasia (no dysplasia) progress directly to adenocarcinoma of esophegus within 4 months of egd scopy?

Can barretts metaplasia (no dysplasia) progress directly to adenocarcinoma of esophegus within 4 months of egd scopy?

Unlikely: Does your question signal that it did happen? Even if biopsies are negative for dysplasia, biopsies are just that, biopsies of a larger lesion. Biopsies always have the chance of having sampling error...Meaning the most severe part of the lesion was not sampled. The risk of sampling error would go up with a larger lesion than was minimally, and not systematically, biopsied. ...Read more

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Does barrett's esophagus lead to cancer of the esophagus?

Does barrett's esophagus lead to cancer of the esophagus?

It can: Barrett's esophagus increases the risk for developing adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Patients with barrett's esophagus should be in an endoscopic surveillance program. ...Read more

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Gerd grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous, what to do?

Gerd grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous, what to do?

GERD : Grade a gerd is fairly mild condition. Erosive antral gastritis is certainly not a serious condition. I would follow what your GI doctor have advised and most of these problem can be addressed accordingly. http://www.laendo.net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease [gerd], is this cancerous?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease [gerd], is this cancerous?

No. : GERD is acid coming up in the esophagus which can cause irritation to the cells that line the esophagus. Rarely, those cells can change appearance to what is called "Barrett's esophagus". These changes in the cells may have potential to become cancerous. Barrett's is rare and it takes years to develop. ...Read more

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Can barretts esophagus lead to cancer of esophagus?

Can barretts esophagus lead to cancer of esophagus?

Yes if untreated: If untreated barrett's ulcer of of esophagus , will tranforms to cancer , as already there is mucosal change ( sqamous metaplasia ) , there is high incidence of malignency and need close observation. ...Read more

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Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?

Many possibilities: See your surgeon and your gastroenterologist. The surgery may have failed, or your symptoms are not related to reflux. If you had barrett's esophagus, all the more reason to be seen by your physicians. ...Read more

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Esophagitis grade 2 becomes barrettes esophagus?

Esophagitis grade 2 becomes barrettes esophagus?

Possible: To avoid worsening symptoms and possible transformation to Barrett's, I strongly recommend close follow up by a GI specialist for proper treatment and monitoring. ...Read more

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I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous ?

I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous ?

No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. Youll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Autopsy shows stillbirth had eagle barrett syndrome.Will this recur?

Autopsy shows stillbirth had eagle barrett syndrome.Will this recur?

Probably not: I'm sorry for your loss. Usually eagle-barrett is sporadic -- "just happens", and the severity is widely variable. Should ultrasound reveal it in a future pregnancy, discuss all your options with your physician. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause esophageal cancer without the patient ever having barretts esophagus?

Possible but unusual: Most likely lower esophageal adenocarcinoma is caused by gerd, which changes the lining of the lower esophagus into that of the stomach (barrett's) which is a precursor for adenocarcinoma. However, one could have squamous cell type without gerd. Best to review with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more

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Barrett Esophagus (Definition)

Damage to the lower portion of the tube that connects the ...Read more