What should be the approach to surveillance of these patients?

  • C. A. Hiebert
  • E. Reboud
Conference paper


Any plan or surveillance, especially expensive surveillance, must take into account the incidence of mahgnant degeneration of Barrett’s epithehum and the probabihty that early identification of such change can favorably affect the outcome.


Adenocarcinoma Esophagitis 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Hiebert
    • 1
  • E. Reboud
    • 2
  1. 1.PortlandUSA
  2. 2.MarseillesFrance

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