Chromoendoscopy and magnifying endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Jul;3(7 Suppl 1):S12-5. doi: 10.1016/s1542-3565(05)00289-2.


Chromoendoscopy and magnification endoscopy are 2 endoscopic techniques used to improve visualization and diagnosis of gastrointestinal mucosa. This article summarizes the principles behind magnification endoscopy, with and without chromoendoscopy, for the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus, dysplasia, and adenocarcinoma. Furthermore, this article discusses the possible clinical use of magnification endoscopy and chromoendoscopy in evaluating patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Barrett Esophagus / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endoscopes
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / methods*
  • Equipment Design
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Esophagus / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / pathology
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Video Recording