Barrett's esophagus. Current assessment and future perspectives

Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 1990 Sep;19(3):733-44.


Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant condition and must be suspected in any patient with signs and symptoms of chronic reflux esophagitis. This condition itself is asymptomatic, so maintaining a high index of suspicion is the key to diagnosis. This article reviews natural history, pathogenesis, prevalence, and clinical symptoms of Barrett's esophagus. Diagnosis, dysplasia, adenocarcinoma, and treatment are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology
  • Barrett Esophagus* / diagnosis
  • Barrett Esophagus* / etiology
  • Barrett Esophagus* / therapy
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / etiology
  • Esophagus / pathology
  • Humans