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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2012;12(2):71-74.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2012.12.2.71    Published online June 10, 2012.
Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus
Kyoung Min Sohn, Gwang Ho Baik
Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea. baikgh@hallym.or.kr
바렛식도의 치료
손경민, 백광호
한림대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
Abstract
Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant condition, with dysplasia usually preceding the development of adenocarcinoma. Although Barrett's esophagus rarely progresses to adenocarcinoma in Asian population, the diagnosis and optimal management is a matter of debate. Current treatment guidelines include relieving gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms with medical or surgical measures and surveillance endoscopy. However, there is no verified treatment or management strategy shown to reduce moratlity rates of adenocarcinoma arising from Barrett's esophagus. In this review, the currently applied treatment modalities (medical, surgical and endoscopic treatment) of Barrett's esophagus will be introduced.
Key Words: Barrett's esophagus; Therapy


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