Definition of Barrett's esophagus dysplasia: Are we speaking the same language?

Massimo Rugge, Marco Pizzi, Carlo Castoro

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The definition of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is still a matter of debate. The diagnostic criteria adopted around the world for both BE and BE-related pre-cancerous lesions are inconsistent, particularly between Eastern and Western pathologists. From a clinical perspective, these different clinico-biological approaches may affect how the literature is interpreted, with detrimental effects on the clinical management of patients. The present review focuses on the major discrepancies in the field, covering both the non-neoplastic and the pre-cancerous lesions associated with Barrett's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-565
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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