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Just Diagnosed With Barrett Esophagus Does It Mean I Have Precancerous
New dx of Barrett's: Barrett's esophagus is not something to play around with! barrett's epithelium occurs as a terminal event in those with chronic gerd. Barrett's patients risks cancer of the esophagus. Poorly treated barrett's can progress by replacing more & more of the esophagus lining, & can become dysplastic. Barrett's warrants surveillance endoscopy, aggressive acid suppression, & maybe ablation &/or surgery. ...Read more
Of the esophagus due to acid reflux damage. The esophagus has different lining than the stomach. When it is exposed to too much acid, it changes to a lining that likes acid better i.e. Barrett's esophagus. It looks different from the regular esophagus on biopsy but can only be proven with a biopsy. A premalignant condition but chance of changing over to ...Read more
By definition, but..: Barrett's esophagus is a response to chronic reflux; it can be short segment or long segment. Long segment is more associated with risk for malignancy. Barrett's is uncommon response to reflux; cancer is uncommon in barrett's. Barrett's pts get closer endoscopic scrutiny/surveillance. Can get rx re: reflux (it's unsure if it really decreases risk of ca), and to remove barrett's tissue before ca. ...Read more
Gastric reflux: Man or woman, barrett's esophagus results from damage to the lining of the esophagus due to backing up of stomach acid and enzymes. It often causes heartburn and may lead to ulceration, bleeding, scarring and with time may be cancer. Initial treatment is usually with antacids, but surgery may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In pathology, the use of the word tongues to describe a lesion such as Barrett Esophagus is unclear to me. What do they mean by tongues?
Barrett's esophagus.: Barrett's esophagus is usually found in the very end of the esophagus. When Barrett's esophagus it extends higher up in the esophagus, it is often referred to as a tongue of Barrett's. If you Google photographs of Barrett's esophagus, you will be able to see why these are called tongues. Stick with your reflux medicines and be sure to keep close tabs on your Barrett's over the years. Good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosed with "nonspecific mild salmon colored tissue in esophagus biopsied" what does the non specific part mean?
Not sure?: The finding of "salmon colored" mucosa in the esophagus is usually associated with Barrett's esophagus. The "non specific" descriptor may mean that the endoscopist saw something that looked like Barrett's and biopsied it. The pathologist examining the biopsy material will be able to answer that question one way or another. ...Read more
If my pathology report only says "consistent with Barrett's esophagus" does that mean non dyplasic? Dr said fu 3 years EGD is that a good sign?
Very good sign: Call your doctor and pathologist's office and let them know you would like clarification of whether or not there were dysplastic changes. They would certainly mention them if they were present because they change the prognosis and treatment. Make sure you follow your treatment recommendations and in 3 years hopefully you will get great news. GERD does not go away, you must treat it. Good luck. ...Read more
Increased risk: With barrett's esophagus, you have an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. Therefor an individual should be in a endoscipic surveillance program. If the barrett's progresses to high grade dysplasia, then the risk of cancer is so high, then the high grade dysplasia needs to be treated either with endoscopic techniques or esophagectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does errosive esophagus mean I have barrets esophagus? My doctor who did endoscopy didn't mention I did just told me to take ppi for 3.months then eud
Likely not at 23 yo: Barrett's epithelium replaces the part of your esophagus that is damaged by reflux. Yearly risk of barrett's tissue turning into cancer is low, but roughly 65x likelier than in patients without barrett's. Prevention & early detection is key, & treatment of gerd is important in patients predisposed by longstanding reflux. Dysplasia in barrett's needs close follow-up, can be endoscopically destroyed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A precancerous condition (or premalignant condition) is a generalized state associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer. If left untreated, these conditions may lead to cancer. Premalignant lesion is a morphologically altered tissue in which cancer is more likely to occur than ...Read more
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