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Barrett’s esophagus

Barrett’s syndrome or Barrett’s esophagus is a rare complication as a result of long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In Barrett’s esophagus, the tissue metaplazira and taking shape as the tissue in the lower digestive tract parties.


Changes in the tissue in Baretoviot esophagus usually asymptomatic or to repeat the same symptoms as in GERD: nausea, heartburn and a number of belching.


It is believed that the cause is GERD as a result of stomach contents to back up into the esophagus and damage. Consequently, esophagus compensatory changes the shape of the cells. Some people appear Baretoviot esophagus without the occurrence of GERD among them do not know the cause.The communications syndrome confirmed by endoscopy. While camera is inserted along the esophagus and check to see if there are changes in the tissue. Your doctor may remove a small piece of tissue for microscopic examination (biopsy).


In milder forms of Barrett’s esophagus is the same as in GERD therapy: H2 antagonists, proton pump inhibitors. In severe forms apply different methods for removing tissue metaplaziranoto such as resection, ablation, k rioterapcija, surgical removal.


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