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Which Patients With Barrett’s Esophagus Will Develop Esophageal Cancer?

Which Patients With Barrett’s Esophagus Will Develop Esophageal Cancer?

In BE, injury and inflammation in the esophagus cause part of the normal squamous epithelium to be replaced by metaplastic columnar tissue, increasing the risk for cancer.

In BE, injury and inflammation in the esophagus causes part of the normal squamous epithelium to be replaced by metaplastic columnar tissue, increasing the risk for cancer.

Photo via American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

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