Case Reports—Resolution of Barrett’s Disease and Esophageal Epithelial Atypia After Gastric Bypass and LAP-BAND
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Gastroesophageal reflux is a well-recognized complication of obesity. Long-term reflux is associated with the progression from esophageal injury to Barrett’s esophagus then to carcinoma. Bariatric surgery may prevent reflux and the progression of esophageal injury. We present two cases that had remission of their esophageal problems after differing bariatric operations.
KeywordsBarrett’s esophagus Reflux Atypia Obesity Gastric bypass Gastric banding