The Endoscopy Archives
Short Segment Oesophageal Barrettīs MetaplasiaClick on any image to get a magnification (and then click "Back" on Your browser). Click here to get back to the index page.
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Hiatal hernia and a short Barretts oesophagus
Barrettīs Oesophagus is a condition where the normal squamous mucosa in the distal part of the oesophagus has been replaced by specialized intestinal metaplasia. This disorder is mainly caused by chronic reflux disease and it is of significant clinical interest because of itīs association with adenocarcinoma. A short Barrettīs metaplasia is not a considerable risk factor for oesophageal cancer.
August 16, 2011