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BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

What is Barrett’s esophagus? Barrett’s esophagus is a metaplastic change in the lining of the normally squamous-lined esophagus that is recognized at endoscopy. As a result of gastroesophageal reflux disease, the esophagus is lined with intestinal metaplasia, a premalignant epithelium. How is Barrett’s esophagus diagnosed? The ultimate criterion for histologic diagnosis is the presence of […]

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Pill- Induced and Corrosive Injury of the Esophagus

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Who is affected by pill-induced esophageal injury? Anyone of any age who ingests caustic pills is susceptible to pill-induced injury. Reported cases range from ages 5-89. Women outnumber men by a ratio of 1.5:1. It is not uncommon for pills to stick in a normal esophagus during transit. One study showed that 36 of 49 […]

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