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Gastric metaplasia of esophagus

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Description of Gastric metaplasia of esophagus

Gastric metaplasia of esophagus: Esophageal segment lined with columnar metaplastic epithelium which is flat or villiform. Barrett's epithelium is characterized by two different types of cells: goblet cells and columnar cells. The symptomatology of Barrett's esophagus is that of gastro-esophageal reflux. It is the precursor of most esophageal adenocarcinomas. (WHO, 2000) -- 2003
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