Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 325-329

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Barrett's esophagus complicating scleroderma

  • Farooq P. AghaAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Michigan Hospitals
  • , Lyubica DabichAffiliated withDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Hospitals

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Two patients with scleroderma whose esophageal involvement was associated with longstanding reflux esophagitis were found to also have Barrett's esophagus. Since Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant condition, these patients with scleroderma should be considered at high risk for the development of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.

Key words

Esophagus, progressive systemic sclerosis Scleroderma Barrett's esophagus Esophagus, columnar lined