n South African Gastroenterology Review - Management of Barretts oesophagus - are we there yet? : review

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



No management strategy for patients with Barrett's oesophagus has been proven to prolong life. To date guidelines have been proposed by a number of medical societies each differing on the optimal management. The most recent, the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) position paper for Barrett's oesophagus published in 2011 advocates 3 pillars of management: acid suppression; surveillance and treatment of dysplasia. Chemoprevention strategies still threaten on the horizon as a possible 4th.

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