Virchows Archiv

, Volume 443, Issue 5, pp 597–601

Histopathological diagnosis of Barrett's mucosa and associated neoplasias: results of a consensus conference of the Working Group for Gastroenterological Pathology of the German Society for Pathology on 22 September 2001 in Erlangen

  • G. Faller
  • F. Borchard
  • C. Ell
  • G. Seitz
  • M. Stolte
  • A. Walch
  • J. Rüschoff
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00428-003-0894-z

Cite this article as:
Faller, G., Borchard, F., Ell, C. et al. Virchows Arch (2003) 443: 597. doi:10.1007/s00428-003-0894-z

Abstract

There are a number of difficulties regarding the diagnosis of Barrett's mucosa and the varying grades of neoplasia that may be associated with it. It was, therefore, the aim of a consensus conference of the Working Group for Gastroenterological Pathology within the German Society of Pathology to achieve standardisation regarding the following issues: definition and diagnostic criteria for Barrett's mucosa and its discrimination from intestinal metaplasia of the cardia, diagnostic criteria for intraepithelial neoplasia, number of biopsies necessary to establish the diagnosis, significance of additional immunohistochemical and/or molecular methods as well as importance of a second opinion in the diagnosis of intraepithelial neoplasia.

Keywords

Barrett's oesophagus Consensus Intraepthelial neoplasia 

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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Faller
    • 1
  • F. Borchard
    • 2
  • C. Ell
    • 3
  • G. Seitz
    • 4
  • M. Stolte
    • 5
  • A. Walch
    • 6
  • J. Rüschoff
    • 7
  1. 1.Institute of PathologyUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of PathologyKlinikum AschaffenburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Internal Medicine IIDr.-Horst-Schmidt-HospitalWiesbadenGermany
  4. 4.Institute of PathologyClinic of BambergBambergGermany
  5. 5.Institute of PathologyBayreuth ClinicBayreuthGermany
  6. 6.Institute of PathologyUniversity of FreiburgGermany
  7. 7.Institute of PathologyClinic of KasselKasselGermany

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