Endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) position statement

Bas L.A.M. Weusten, Raf Bisschops, Emanuel Coron, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, Jean Marc Dumonceau, José Miguel Esteban, Cesare Hassan, Oliver Pech, Alessandro Repici, Jacques Bergman, Massimiliano Di Pietro

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Abstract

Current practices for the management of Barrett's esophagus (BE) vary across Europe, as several national European guidelines exist. This Position Statement from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is an attempt to homogenize recommendations and, hence, patient management according to the best scientific evidence and other considerations (e.g. health policy). A Working Group developed consensus statements, using the existing national guidelines as a starting point and considering new evidence in the literature. The Position Statement wishes to contribute to a more cost-effective approach to the care of patients with BE by reducing the number of surveillance endoscopies for patients with a low risk of malignant progression and centralizing care in expert centers for those with high progression rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
JournalEndoscopy
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Weusten, B. L. A. M., Bisschops, R., Coron, E., Dinis-Ribeiro, M., Dumonceau, J. M., Esteban, J. M., Hassan, C., Pech, O., Repici, A., Bergman, J., & Di Pietro, M. (2017). Endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) position statement. Endoscopy, 49(2), 191-198. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-122140