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Barrett’s Oesophagus

  • F. Potet
  • V. Duchatelle
Part of the Current Topics in Pathology book series (CT PATHOLOGY, volume 81)

Abstract

Barrett’s oesophagus or columnar epithelial lined lower oesophagus (CELLO) is usually considered to be an acquired disorder complicating prolonged reflux oesophagitis. In 1953, Allison and Johnstone described hiatal hernia with oesophageal stricture, below which the oesophagus was lined with gastric epithelium. In 1957, Barret described the columnar-lined oesophagus and its complications such as ulcer, stricture and carcinoma. At the same time, Lortat-Jacob et al. (1957) described this entity under the term “endobrachyoesophage”. CELLO consists of several types of columnar epithelium, one of which is the very distinctive “specialised columnar type”. The latter resembles intestinal metaplasia (IM) of the stomach. Barrett’s oesophagus is a condition of considerable interest because several authors have reported a high incidence of adenocarcinoma arising in CELLO.

Keywords

Columnar Epithelium Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma Mucin Histochemistry Pancreatic Gastrinoma Fluorescent Lectin 
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  • V. Duchatelle

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