• Tests

    Diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus requires that suspected patients undergo endoscopy and biopsy. 

    Barrett's esophagus is diagnosed by endoscopy, a safe outpatient procedure where a flexible tube with a camera is passed through the mouth to look at the lining of the esophagus and take a small tissue sample (biopsy). Often, the endoscopist can notice a change in the appearance of the lining of the esophagus that suggests the presence of Barrett's esophagus. However, the diagnosis can only be confirmed by carefully examining the biopsy under a microscope.

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