Educational Case: Barrett Esophagus

Acad Pathol. 2019 May 30:6:2374289519848089. doi: 10.1177/2374289519848089. eCollection 2019 Jan-Dec.


The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see

Keywords: Barrett esophagus; acid reflux; adenocarcinoma of the esophagus; dysphagia; gastrointestinal tract; glandular metaplasia; organ system pathology; pathology competencies.