How long does it take for Barrett’s esophagus to develop?

  • C. G. Bremner
Conference paper

Abstract

Barrett’s columnar-hned esophagus (CLE) is the result of a creeping substitution of reflux denuded squamous epithehum by columnar epithehum which is derived from the gastric fundic epithehum. Experimental and chnical evidence has shown that the replacement process is a very slow one. The process is one of repair, and the denuded segment is the stimulus for replacement by acid-resistent columnar epithelium

Keywords

Formalin Adenocarcinoma Serotonin Shrinkage Histamine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. Bremner
    • 1
  1. 1.JohannesburgSouth Africa

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