Barrett esophagus in sexagenarian identical twins

J Clin Gastroenterol. 1983 Jun;5(3):251-3. doi: 10.1097/00004836-198306000-00011.


Identical twins presented as sexagenarians with heartburn, regurgitation, and dysphagia; each had a Barrett esophagus remarkably similar to the other. This instance suggests a hereditary influence upon the development of mucosal dysplasia in some patients with this condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Barrett Esophagus / genetics*
  • Barrett Esophagus / pathology
  • Biopsy
  • Diseases in Twins*
  • Esophageal Diseases / genetics*
  • Esophagus / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Twins, Monozygotic