Therapy in Barrett’s Esophagus: Medical Treatment Versus Antireflux Surgery

  • S. E. A. Attwood
  • A. P. Barlow
  • T. L. Norris
  • A. Watson
Conference paper


Barrett’s columnar lined esophagus (CLO) has a marked propensity to develop serious complications [1]. In more than 50% of patients there is an associated stricture or ulceration, and tendency to hemorrhage, perforation, or malignant degeneration [2, 3]. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is almost invariably present in patients who have Barrett’s CLO but the reason why only a portion of the patients with reflux develop an abnormal glandular lining in the esophagus, and why some of these are more prone to complications, is not known.


Lower Esophageal Sphincter Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Antireflux Surgery Malignant Degeneration Duodenogastric Reflux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. A. Attwood
    • 1
  • A. P. Barlow
    • 1
  • T. L. Norris
    • 1
  • A. Watson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Wallace Freeborn Professional BlockRoyal North Shore HospitalSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryRoyal Lancaster InfirmaryLancasterUK

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