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What is exactly is barrett's esophagus?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Metaplastic change

Dr edmison is correct.
The clinical importance is that this metaplastic change increasing one's risk for esophageal carcinoma.

In brief: Metaplastic change

Dr edmison is correct.
The clinical importance is that this metaplastic change increasing one's risk for esophageal carcinoma.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Barrett's.

This is a change in the esophagus in response to longstanding reflux.
It is a precancerous change which requires frequent surveillance EGDs to make sure cancer is not developing.

In brief: Barrett's.

This is a change in the esophagus in response to longstanding reflux.
It is a precancerous change which requires frequent surveillance EGDs to make sure cancer is not developing.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Precancerous entity

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

In brief: Precancerous entity

Barrett's esophagus occurs when metaplastic columnar epithelium (that predisposes to cancer development) replaces the normal tissue of the esophagus.
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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