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Minerva Chirurgica 2016 October;71(5):300-10

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Endotherapies for Barrett esophagus

Robert D. BENNETT, Vic VELANOVICH

Division of General Surgery, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA


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Barrett esophagus (BE) is becoming an increasingly common complication. It places patients at higher risk for esophageal adenocaricnoma. Surveillance and acid suppression has been the mainstay of treatment. Recent advances in endoscopic therapies have allowed irradication of BE and reduction in cancer risk. This article reviews the available endotherapies and their efficacy.

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