Endoscopic ablation of Barrett's esophagus using the Halo® system

David E. Fleischer, Virender K. Sharma

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Abstract

There is increasing interest in the endoscopic treatment of Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopic treatment has been utilized for many years, but in the past, no specific method has emerged as an appealing treatment option with appropriate safety, efficacy and ease of treatment for both patients and physicians. Recently there has been a growing literature related to the endoscopic ablation of Barrett's esophagus using radiofrequency ablation (RFA) (Halo® system). In order to discuss when RFA is indicated for Barrett's, one needs to know: (1) What is the 'histology' of the Barrett's? Does the patient have intestinal metaplasia, low-grade dysplasia, high-grade dysplasia or intramucosal carcinoma? (2) What are the endoscopic options to be considered as opposed to RFA? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? (3) What additional variables need to be examined?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Diseases
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Barrett's, decision-making
  • Barrett's, endoscopic treatment
  • Endoscopic ablation
  • Halo® system
  • Radiofrequency ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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