Sixteen-year follow-up of Barrett's esophagus, endoscopically treated with argon plasma coagulation.

Last updated on 15-12-2020 by Annabelle Calomme

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OBJECTIVE: The thermal destruction of non-dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus (BE) and its replacement by squamous epithelium is an attractive, but unproven strategy to avoid further development of dysplasia or cancer. The goal of this study was to estimate the persistence of restoration of squamous epithelium and the risk of cancer in BE that was eradicated using argon plasma coagulation (APC) in the absence of high-grade dysplasia, 16 years after its application. DESIGN: We followed 32 patients with BE who underwent eradication of metaplastic epithelium using APC, up to 16 years later. R…

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