Endoscopic therapy for Barrett's esophagus

Shuichi Ohara, Tomoyuki Koike, Hitoshi Sekine, Katsunori Iijima, Tooru Shimosegawa

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There are many foreign reports about the endoscopic ablation therapy for Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopic ablation therapy include thermal therapy (electrocoagulation, laser etc.), photodynamic therapy or endoscopic resection and so on. Ablation of Barrett's esophagus by these therapy in combination with adequate acid suppression lead to mucosal replacement by squamous epithelium. But the true value of these endoscopic therapy has not been fully investigated. Further studies are required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1438-1442
Number of pages5
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug


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