Barrett’s Esophagus—Open and Answered Questions 1993

  • J. R. Siewert
  • H. J. Stein
Conference paper


In 1950, Norman Barrett first reported on an area of tubular esophagus lined with gastric mucosa associated with peptic stenosis and transition ulcers [1]. Barrett, however, needed the help of the functional studies performed by Allison and Johnstone to realize that this area of intestine indeed was the distal esophagus [2, 3]. At about the same time, columnar epithelial lining of the distal esophagus was also observed in Paris by Lortat-Jacob and termed “endobrachyoesophagus”, i.e. an esophagus, which is too short from the interior or mucosal aspect [4].


Distal Esophagus Antireflux Surgery Columnar Epithelium Answer Question Antireflux Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Siewert
  • H. J. Stein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnische Universität MünchenMünchen 80Germany

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