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Barretts Esophagus


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Barretts Esophagus

  1. 1. Barretts Esophagus<br />Is it only heartburn or a precursor to esophageal cancer?<br />By: Constance Thomas<br />
  2. 2. INTRO: A Brief Overview<br />Condition of the esophagus<br />GERD<br />Cancer Risk<br />
  3. 3. Signs, Symptoms and Causes<br />Long-term acid reflux<br />Other gastrointestinal abnormalities<br />Unknown cause<br />Contributing factors<br />
  4. 4. Risk factors and complications<br />Chronic acid reflux<br />Gender<br />Race<br />Esophageal cancer<br />
  5. 5. Testing, biopsy results and diagnosis<br />Schedule appointment with gastroenterologist<br />Have appropriate tests performed<br />Dysplasia- benign<br /> low grade <br /> high grade<br /> short-segment Barretts<br /> long-segment Barretts<br />
  6. 6. Treatment and medications<br />Periodic exams<br />Proton-pump inhibitors<br />Surgery<br />Endoscopic mucosal resection<br />HALO<br />Photodynamic therapy<br />
  7. 7. pictures<br />
  8. 8. pictures<br />Low Grade Dysplasia<br />No Dysplasia<br />High Grade Dysplasia<br />
  9. 9. conclusion<br />The future for patients with Barretts Esophagus <br />