Ablative therapies for Barrett's esophagus.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Barrett's esophagus has gained increased clinical attention because of its association with esophageal adenocarcinoma, a cancer with increasing incidence and poor survival rates. The goals of ablating Barrett's esophagus are to decrease esophageal cancer rates and to improve overall survival and quality of life. Different techniques have been developed and tested for their effectiveness eradicating Barrett's epithelium. This review assesses the literature associated with different ablative techniques. The safety and efficacy of different techniques are discussed. This review concludes with recommendations for the clinician, including specific strategies for patient care decisions for patients with Barrett's esophagus with varying degrees of dysplasia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Garman, KS; Shaheen, NJ

Published Date

  • June 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 226 - 239

PubMed ID

  • 21373836

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3106295

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-312X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11894-011-0182-z


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States