Barrett's Esophagus

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Statistics on Barrett’s esophagus:

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  • Barrett’s esophagus describes a condition where the cell lining of the lower esophagus changes.
  • Barrett’s esophagus may lead to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.
  • About 0.5% of people with Barrett’s esophagus develop esophageal cancer. (Canadian Cancer Society 2018)
  • The estimated prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus in the population varies between 2 and 7%. (Macías-García et al. 2016)
  • Barrett’s esophagus is believed to be the result of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Around 10 to 15% of GERD cases will develop into Barrett’s esophagus. (Schlottmann et al. 2018)

Citations:
Canadian Cancer Society. 2018. Esophageal cancer – Precancerous conditions of the esophagus. 
Macías-García F and Domínguez-Muñoz JE. Update on management of Barrett’s esophagus. World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. 2016 May 6;7(2):227-34.
Schlottmann F et al. Gastroesophageal refux and Barrett’s esophagus: A pathway to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Updates Surg. 2018 Jul 23.

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Statistics

Statistics on Barrett's esophagus:

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  • Barrett’s esophagus describes a condition where the cell lining of the lower esophagus changes.
  • Barrett’s esophagus may lead to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.
  • About 0.5% of people with Barrett’s esophagus develop esophageal cancer. (Canadian Cancer Society 2018)
  • The estimated prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus in the population varies between 2 and 7%. (Macías-García et al. 2016)
  • Barrett’s esophagus is believed to be the result of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Around 10 to 15% of GERD cases will develop into Barrett’s esophagus. (Schlottmann et al. 2018)
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Citations:
Canadian Cancer Society. 2018. Esophageal cancer – Precancerous conditions of the esophagus. 
Macías-García F and Domínguez-Muñoz JE. Update on management of Barrett’s esophagus. World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. 2016 May 6;7(2):227-34.
Schlottmann F et al. Gastroesophageal refux and Barrett’s esophagus: A pathway to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Updates Surg. 2018 Jul 23.
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