Barrett Esophagus

Barretts esofagus

Svensk definition

Felbelägen magslemhinna i nedersta delen av matstrupen med ökad risk för utveckling av sår (Barrets ulkus), som leder till förträngning (Matstrupsförträngning).

Engelsk definition

A condition with damage to the lining of the lower ESOPHAGUS resulting from chronic acid reflux (ESOPHAGITIS, REFLUX). Through the process of metaplasia, the squamous cells are replaced by a columnar epithelium with cells resembling those of the INTESTINE or the salmon-pink mucosa of the STOMACH. Barrett's columnar epithelium is a marker for severe reflux and precursor to ADENOCARCINOMA of the esophagus.

Svenska synonymer

Barrets metaplasi

Engelska synonymer

Barrett Metaplasia Barrett Metaplasias Metaplasia, Barrett Metaplasias, Barrett Barrett's Syndrome Barretts Syndrome Barrett Syndrome Barrett's Esophagus Barretts Esophagus Esophagus, Barrett's Esophagus, Barrett Barrett Epithelium Epithelium, Barrett