Barrett’s Esophagus: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Management


John M. Babine (Editor)
Melissa A. Calahan (Editor)

Series: Digestive Diseases – Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED031000

Barrett’s esophagus refers to an abnormal change or metaplasia in the cells of the lower portion of the esophagus. When the normal squamous epithelium lining of the esophagus is replaced by goblet cells, Barrett’s esophagus is diagnosed. The medical significance of Barrett’s esophagus is its strong association with esophageal adenocarcinoma, a particularly lethal cancer.

In this book, the authors discuss the risk factors, diagnosis and management of Barrett’s esophagus. Topics include chemoprevention strategies including aspirin and non-steriodal inflammatory agents in treating Barrett’s esophagus; an endoscopic ablative technique used in the management of Barrett’s esophagus and early esophageal cancer and the impact of inflammation-metaplasia-adenocarcinoma sequence and inflammatory microenvironment in esophageal carcinogenesis using surgical rat models. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Barrett’s Esophagus
(Walid Shaib, Reena Mahajan, Nabil Saba, Bassel F. El-Rayes, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

Cryotherapy: An Endoscopic Ablative Technique for the Management of Barrett’s Esophagus and Early Esophageal Cancer
(Dennis Yang, Mihir S. Wagh, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA)

Impact of Inflammation-Metaplasia-Adenocarcinoma Sequence and Inflammatory Microenvironment in Esophageal Carcinogenesis Using Surgical Rat Models
(Tomoharu Miyashita, Hidehiro Tajima, John W. Harmon, Furhawn A. Shah, Koichi Miwa, Tetsuo Ohta, Department of Gastroenterologic Surgery, Kanazawa University Hospital, Kanazawa, Japan, Takaramachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, and others)


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