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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Egger, K; Werner, M; Meining, A; Ott, R; Allescher, HD; Höfler, H; Classen, M; Rösch, T 
Title:
Biopsy surveillance is still necessary in patients with Barrett's oesophagus despite new endoscopic imaging techniques. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic surveillance including stepwise four quadrant biopsies (4QB) is still regarded as the standard approach in patients with Barrett's oesophagus (BO). Several methods such as dye staining with methylene blue (MB) and tissue autofluorescence (AF) have been advocated to reduce the number of biopsies. We assessed their sensitivity and specificity compared with the standard approach-that is, endoscopy with 4QB-in the surveillance of a mixed BO population. PATIENTS AND ME...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Gut 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
52 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
18-23 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0017-5749 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Allgemeine Pathologie und pathologische Anatomie