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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Aug|