Guidelines for managing short-segment Barrett's esophagus

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The American College of Gastroenterology recently published guidelines on the diagnosis, surveillance, and therapy for Barrett's esophagus (BE). Although the guidelines also recommended for short-segment BE, managing short-segment BE remains a challenge for several reasons: 1) the relative risk of its progressing to adenocarcinoma compared with long-segment BE has not been determined; 2) short-segment BE can be difficult to identify endoscopically; and 3) the appropriate place to biopsy is disputed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Issue number16 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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  • Nursing(all)
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  • Health(social science)
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