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Description

Barrett’s Esophagus is a premalignant condition that predisposes patients to the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma.

•Esophageal adenocarcinoma dramatically rising over several decades; survival rates of less than 17% in a five year period.

•Management and treatment continues to evolve: use of radio-frequency ablation effective to treat low grade dysplasia

•Studies of risk factors and treatment options explored:

Efficacy and durability of endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for treatment of low grade dysplasia as option for metaplasia eradication

–Gastrointestinal pathologist expert reviews ensure identification of dysplasia prior to treatment
–Appropriate endoscopic surveillance intervals
–Gastroenterology guidelines for screening and surveillance for long term management
–Lifelong endoscopic surveillance individualized to monitor for recurrence of metaplasia

Department

Physician Assistant Studies

Degree Name

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

Publication Date

2016

Keywords

Barrett Esophagus; Disease Progression; Risk Factors; Review

Disciplines

Gastroenterology

A Review of Barrett's Esophagus

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