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Barrett’s Metaplasia Found To Extend Beyond GE Junction

Chicago—Barrett’s esophagus has long been defined as intestinal metaplasia of the tubular esophagus, and is the most important risk factor for the development of adenocarcinoma. But the emergence of upper endoscopy has led to questions about where the esophagus ends—giving rise to a debate about whether Barrett’s esophagus also encompasses the most proximal part of the stomach beyond the gastroesophageal (GE) junction.

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