Can esophageal mucosa return to a malpighian configuration?

  • A. H. Hölscher
  • F. Potet
Conference paper


The return to a malpighian configuration in Barrett’s esophagus means a change of columnar epithelium into stratified squamous epithelium. In contrast to the question of regression of Barrett’s esophagus, this special question is, if within the columnar epithelium islands of squamous epithelium may develop? The histogenesis of the change of the columnar epithelium to a malpighian configuration is not known.


Gastroesophageal Reflux Squamous Epithelium Antireflux Surgery Columnar Epithelium Stratify Squamous Epithelium 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Hölscher
    • 1
  • F. Potet
    • 2
  1. 1.MunichGermany
  2. 2.ParisFrance

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