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BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS 

Barrett’s Esophagus is associated with long-term gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Current practice is to screen select patients who have multiple risk factors for esophageal cancer and monitor those patients diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus for development of precancerous change (dysplasia). Patients who are at higher risk of progressing to esophageal cancer may benefit from endoscopic therapy. 

ISDE endorsed and sponsored the following research:

  • 2015 International Consensus of the Management of Benign Barrett’s (BOB CAT)
  • 2012 Consensus Statements for Management of Barrett's Dysplasia and Early-Stage Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, Based on a Delphi Process (BAD CAT)

Additional information can be found below.

  • Prague classification of Barrett’s esophagus
  • 2018 and 2012 guidelines from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • 2016 guideline from the American College of Gastroenterology
  • 2014 guideline from the British Society of Gastroenterology
  • 2016 expert review and 2011 guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association


Multidisciplinary Approaches to Early Barrett's Cancer Virtual Presentation

The Multidisciplinary Approaches to Early Barrett’s Cancer virtual presentation was held on November 18, 2020. Moderated by Sheila Krishnadath, Amsterdam University Medical Center (The Netherlands) and Prateek Sharma, University of Kansas (USA) the 90 minute presentation is available in four segments below. Watch different segments when you have time or all at once, the choice is yours.

    Part 1 | Advanced Endoscopic Imaging for Diagnosing with Prateek Sharma

    Part 2 | Endoscopic Resection (Japanese Perspective) with Seiichiro Abe

    Part 3 | Role of Surgery with George Hannah

    Part 4 | Surveillance and Follow-up with Kenneth Wang

    ISDE wishes to recognize and thank the following individuals for their contributions to this virtual presentation:

    • Sheila Krishnadath, Amsterdam University Medical Center (Netherlands)
    • Prateek Sharma, University of Kansas Medical Center (USA)
    • Seiichiro Abe, National Cancer Center Hospital (Japan)
    • George Hanna, Imperial College (UK)
    • Kenneth Wang, Mayo Clinic Rochester (USA)


    Additional Resources

    Search the Diseases of the Esophagus Journal for articles on Barrett's Esophagus

    Visit the Barrett's Esophagus Playlist on the ISDE Youtube Channel

    Affiliated Societies



    International  Interdisciplinary  Everything Esophageal


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