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The prevalence and clinical characteristics of short segments of specialized intestinal metaplasia in the distal esophagus on routine endoscopy.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Gastroenterology
0002-9270
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
Publication Date
Volume
91
Issue
8
Pages
1507–1511
Identifiers
PMID: 8759651
Source
Medline

Abstract

Specialized intestinal metaplasia less than 2 cm proximal to the esophagogastric junction is common in Caucasian patients undergoing routine esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Pyrosis and regurgitation are significantly more common in patients with short segments of specialized intestinal metaplasia, whether involving the distal 2 cm of the esophagus or the esophagogastric junction alone. Alcohol and tobacco use are no more common in patients with specialized intestinal metaplasia than in those without metaplasia. The presence of specialized intestinal metaplasia did not correlate with either endoscopic or histological esophagitis.

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