Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2005 Jun;7(3):196-201.

Current Strategies in the management of Barrett's esophagus.

Author information

  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Main Alfred Gastroenterology Unit, Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic and College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. Wang.kenneth@mayo.edu

Abstract

Barrett's esophagus has become a very important topic in gastroenterology. Its management may vary from essentially a surveillance strategy to highly invasive esophagectomy. The variation in management strategies has occurred because of the current perceptions regarding cancer risks, which range from almost negligible to an incidence of 30% in high-grade dysplasia. Although it is clear that most patients with Barrett's esophagus without dysplasia will not require therapy, the prospect of continued surveillance is unpleasant at best. Promising future tools and techniques for surveillance and treatment are described in this review.

PMID:
15913478
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC2646413
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk