Barrett’s is over-monitored: study

Gastroenterologists could safely slash the number of endoscopies they conduct by excluding low-risk patients from Barrett’s oesophagus (BE) surveillance programs, say Adelaide researchers.

People with non-dysplastic BE segments less than 2cm in length or no intestinal metaplasia after two endoscopies have a very low risk of progression to oesophageal cancer and could safely avoid endoscopic surveillance, they say.

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