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Timing and Protocols of Clinical and Endoscopic Surveillance of Barrett’s Esophagus

  • Carlo CalabreseEmail author
  • Marco Salice
  • Nico Pagano
  • Raffaele Manta
  • Fernando Rizzello
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Abstract

There has been a rapid increase in the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in most Western countries over the past 30 years. Barrett’s esophagus (BE) is a common premalignant lesion of esophageal adenocarcinoma although the risk of developing cancer in BE remains low. Therefore, screening is not recommended in the general population. Surveillance of BE is recommended to detect high-grade dysplasia or carcinoma in an earlystage although there is no clear evidence that surveillance leads to a reduced mortality. This chapter discusses the time and protocols of clinical and endoscopic surveillance.

Keywords

Barrett’s esophagus Surveillance Endoscopy Dysplasia Esophageal adenocarcinoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Calabrese
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Salice
    • 1
  • Nico Pagano
    • 2
  • Raffaele Manta
    • 3
  • Fernando Rizzello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity Alma Mater Bologna, Italy—School of MedicineBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC)University Alma Mater Bologna, Italy—School of MedicineBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy UnitNOCSAE Hospital of ModenaModenaItaly

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