Journal article

Australian clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus and early esophageal adenocarcinoma

David C Whiteman, Mark Appleyard, Farzan F Bahin, Yuri V Bobryshev, Michael J Bourke, Ian Brown, Adrian Chung, Andrew Clouston, Emma Dickins, Jon Emery, Guy D Eslick, Louisa G Gordon, Florian Grimpen, Geoff Hebbard, Laura Holliday, Luke F Hourigan, Bradley J Kendall, Eric YT Lee, Angelique Levert-Mignon, Reginald V Lord Show all

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

Barrett's esophagus (BE), a common condition, is the only known precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). There is uncertainty about the best way to manage BE as most people with BE never develop EAC and most patients diagnosed with EAC have no preceding diagnosis of BE. Moreover, there have been recent advances in knowledge and practice about the management of BE and early EAC. To aid clinical decision making in this rapidly moving field, Cancer Council Australia convened an expert working party to identify pertinent clinical questions. The questions covered a wide range of topics including endoscopic and histological definitions of BE and early EAC; prevalence, incidence, natural histo..

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