Endoscopic features of the columnar-lined esophagus

Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 1997 Sep;26(3):507-17. doi: 10.1016/s0889-8553(05)70310-1.


Endoscopy is of paramount importance for the identification and biopsy sampling of esophageal columnar metaplasia. The significant premalignant character of this condition justifies the honing of endoscopic skills and experience for recognizing and, perhaps, for treating this condition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Barrett Esophagus / diagnosis*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Esophagus / pathology*
  • Humans