Barrett's Esophagus

Mo Med. 2018 May-Jun;115(3):211-213.


The prevalence of Barrett's esophagus is increasing in the United States and is a major risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma. This review serves to help primary care physicians and family practitioners better understand who should be screened for Barrett's esophagus, know the appropriate surveillance intervals for repeat endoscopy, and understand therapeutic options for the management of Barrett's esophagus.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis
  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology
  • Barrett Esophagus / complications
  • Barrett Esophagus / diagnosis*
  • Barrett Esophagus / therapy
  • Early Detection of Cancer / methods
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / etiology
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care / methods*
  • Sentinel Surveillance*

Supplementary concepts

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Esophagus