Can the natural history of reflux esophagitis be defined?

  • G. Bommelaer
  • A. Abergel
  • S. Ajmi
  • M. Dapoigny
  • R. Tournut
Conference paper


As far back as the last century, when the peptic ulcer condition of the esophagus was firstly described by Quincke [13], and still in the 40’s when Allison [2] picked up again its description, the theory of a peptic disease of the esophagus, linked to hiatus hernia, and whose course led from the erosive esophagitis to stricture of the esophagus was built up. Since then, numerous authors, particularly Savary, have perfectly illustrated the affiliation which exists between gastroesophageal reflux, erosive esophagitis, ulcer and stricture of the esophagus, the appearance of a columnar epithelium in the lower esophagus and the double risk of an ulcer in the Barrett’s epithehum or of an adenocarcinoma [3, 5, 14, 16].


Hiatus Hernia Reflux Esophagitis Esophageal Stricture Erosive Esophagitis Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Bommelaer
    • 1
  • A. Abergel
    • 1
  • S. Ajmi
    • 1
  • M. Dapoigny
    • 1
  • R. Tournut
    • 1
  1. 1.Clermont-FerrandFrance

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