Background: Barrett esophagus (BE) is a major risk factor for adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus. Reliable detection of BE during upper endoscopy is therefore mandatory. According to most guidelines, diagnosis of BE requires both endoscopy and histology for confirmation. However, since adenocarcinomas were also described in patients with indeterminate BE, i.e. endoscopic visible columnar metaplasia but no histological confirmation of goblet cells or vice versa, debate has risen on the risk o... »
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