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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 11, pp 1597–1598 | Cite as

Case Reports—Resolution of Barrett’s Disease and Esophageal Epithelial Atypia After Gastric Bypass and LAP-BAND

  • Craig G. Chang
  • Edward Perez
Case Report

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Barrett’s esophagus Reflux Atypia Obesity Gastric bypass Gastric banding 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCitizens Medical CenterVictoriaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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