Barrett esophagus

A condition in which the cells lining the lower part of the esophagus have changed or been replaced with abnormal cells that could lead to cancer of the esophagus. The backing up of stomach contents (reflux) may irritate the esophagus and, over time, cause Barrett esophagus.

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  • Barrett esophagus — see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Barrett syndrome — peptic ulcer of the lower esophagus, often with stricture, due to the presence of columnar lined epithelium in the esophagus (sometimes containing functional mucous cells, parietal cells, or chief cells) instead of the normal squamous cell… …   Medical dictionary

  • Barrett's esophagus — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Barrett s esophagus Caption = Endoscopic image of Barrett s esophagus, which is the area of red mucosa projecting like a tongue. Biopsies showed intestinal metaplasia. ICD10 = ICD10|K|22|7|k|20 ICD9 = ICD9|530.85… …   Wikipedia

  • Barrett-Syndrom — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 K22.1 Barrett Ulkus K22.7 Barrett Ösophagus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barrett-Ösophagus — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 K22.1 Barrett Ulkus K22.7 Barrett Ösophagus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Esophagus — The esophagus, part of the digestive tract, is a tube that connects the throat with the stomach. It lies between the trachea (windpipe) and the spine. In an adult, the esophagus is about 10 inches long. When a person swallows, the muscular walls… …   Medical dictionary

  • Barrett's esophagus — Bar·rett s esophagus bar its , ber n metaplasia of the lower esophagus that is characterized by replacement of squamous epithelium with columnar epithelium, occurs esp. as a result of chronic gastroesophageal reflux, and is associated with an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Barrett epithelium syndrome (esophagus) ulcer — Bar·rett epithelium, syndrome (esophagus), ulcer (barґət) [Norman Rupert Barrett, English surgeon, 1903–1979] see under epithelium, syndrome, and ulcer …   Medical dictionary

  • Barrett's esophagus — noun An abnormal change (metaplasia) in the cells of the lower end of the esophagus thought to be caused by damage from chronic acid exposure, or reflux esophagitis …   Wiktionary

  • Barrett — Norman R., British physician, *1903. See adenocarcinoma in B. esophagus, B. esophagus, B. epithelium, B. syndrome, B. metaplasia …   Medical dictionary

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