The role of ablation in the treatment of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Endoscopic eradication therapy for Barrett’s esophagus has been established as an effective management strategy for patients with Barrett’s esophagus with dysplasia and early esophageal cancer. Among the endoscopic therapies, ablation techniques such as radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation are effective primary treatment interventions with acceptable low complication rates forming the spectrum of a multimodal approach. Appropriate selection of patients, high-definition endoscopic evaluation, and dedicated histological assessment are important cornerstones to help navigate to the best effective treatment method. Carefully structured surveillance programs and preventive measures will be needed to provide long-term durability for maintaining complete remission.
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    Author List

  • Sullivan R; Mulki R; Peter S
  • Volume

  • 14