Barrett’s Esophagus and Adenocarcinoma: Surgical Results of Superficial Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus

  • Arnulf H. Hölscher
  • Elfriede Bollschweiler
  • Futoshe Myazono
  • Christian Gutschow
  • Hartmut Schäfer
  • Wolfgang Schröder
Conference paper


Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is of topical importance as a strong increase in the incidence of this entity has been observed in North America and Europe [1]. Most adenocarcinomas develop in a columnar cell-lined lower esophagus that is due to chronic gastroesophageal reflux. Early detection of Barrett’s adenocarcinoma is difficult because the symptoms of patients with superficial carcinoma are uncharacteristic and rare [2]. Early detection is possible by endoscopic surveillance programs of patients with Barrett’s esophagus [3,4], although the histological criteria, especially for mucosal esophageal or gastric adenocarcinoma, are controversial between Western and Japanese pathologists [5].


Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Antireflux Surgery Jejunal Interposition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnulf H. Hölscher
    • 1
  • Elfriede Bollschweiler
    • 1
  • Futoshe Myazono
    • 1
  • Christian Gutschow
    • 1
  • Hartmut Schäfer
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Schröder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Visceral and Vascular SurgeryUniversity of CologneKölnGermany

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