The Endoscopy Archives
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Barrettīs Oesophagus, the identification of which can be difficult if the border between oesophageal and metaplastic mucosa is not identified.
Barrettīs Oesophagus is a condition where the normal squamous mucosa in the distal part of the oesophagus has been replaced by specialized intestinal metaplasia.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.
December 9, 2011