The prevalence and clinical characteristics of short segments of specialized intestinal metaplasia in the distal esophagus on routine endoscopy.
- Published Article
The American journal of gastroenterology
- Publication Date
Aug 01, 1996
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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