The Indonesian Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Digestive Endoscopy
VOLUME 6, ISSUE 2, August 2005

Diagnosis and Management of Barret'ƒs Esophagus

Wijaya, Adi (Unknown)
D, Dharmika (Unknown)
Syam, Ari F (Unknown)
Lalisang, Toar JM (Unknown)

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Publish Date
08 Jan 2005


Incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma is increasing in western countries and has poor prognosis due to late diagnosis. Barrett’s esophagus is considered as premalignant lesion in which some of squamous epithelium in distal esophagus has been replaced by metaplastic columnar ephithelium. It occurs as complication of longstanding gastroesophageal reflux. Endoscopic examination is very important for early detection especially in patients with chronic symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for more than 5 years. Aggressive antireflux treatment may reduce the risk of esophageal carcinoma. However, no single therapeutic modality had been proven superior compare to others, but until now surgery remains the most popular treatment of choice in the management of Barrett’s esophagus.   Keywords: Barrett’s esophagus,GERD, premalignant lesion, management

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The Indonesian Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Digestive Endoscopy is an academic journal which has been published since 2000 and owned by 3 Societies: The Indonesian Society of Gastroenterology; Indonesian Association for the Study of the Liver; The Indonesian Society for Digestive ...