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What is Barrett's oesophagus?

What is Barrett's oesophagus?

  • Barrett's oesophagus: Barrett's esophagus is a disorder in which the lining of the esophagus is damaged. The damage is caused by stomach acid that leaks back into the esophagus. This leakage of acid is commonly known as "heartburn" (gastroesophageal reflux).
  • Barrett's oesophagus: 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
    Source - Diseases Database

Barrett's oesophagus: Introduction

Types of Barrett's oesophagus:

Broader types of Barrett's oesophagus:

How serious is Barrett's oesophagus?

Prognosis of Barrett's oesophagus: An increased risk of esophageal cancer is present. Follow-up endoscopy to look for dysplasia or cancer is often advised.
Complications of Barrett's oesophagus: see complications of Barrett's oesophagus

What causes Barrett's oesophagus?

Causes of Barrett's oesophagus: see causes of Barrett's oesophagus

What are the symptoms of Barrett's oesophagus?

Symptoms of Barrett's oesophagus: see symptoms of Barrett's oesophagus

Complications of Barrett's oesophagus: see complications of Barrett's oesophagus

Can anyone else get Barrett's oesophagus?

More information: see contagiousness of Barrett's oesophagus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Barrett's oesophagus

Barrett's oesophagus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Barrett's oesophagus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Barrett's oesophagus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Barrett's oesophagus: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Barrett's oesophagus.
Treatments for Barrett's oesophagus: see treatments for Barrett's oesophagus

Name and Aliases of Barrett's oesophagus

Main name of condition: Barrett's oesophagus

Other names or spellings for Barrett's oesophagus:

Gastric metaplasia of esophagus Source - Diseases Database


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