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[Barrett esophagus is a change of the normal squamous epithelium of the esophagus to specialized columnar metaplasia. Barrett esophagus is only important in that is associated with an increased risk of development of adenocarcinoma. It has a prevalence of 1.6% of the general population and an...
[Recent data reveal that the incidence of esophageal strictures is decreasing. However, they remain a common problem. Endoscopy is the main tool in evaluating these patients, as it provides a platform for both diagnosis and treatment. Most strictures respond to a combination of endoscopic...
[Esophageal cancer is a major global health burden affecting 746,000 individuals and responsible for 459,300 deaths in 2015. Important contributing factors in the development of this disease can include: history of gastrointestinal reflux disease, high rates of visceral obesity, Caucasian race,...
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