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Barrett's Esophagus (BE) is a condition in which the normal lining of the lower part of the esophagus is replaced over time by another type of lining, normally present in the stomach. Usually BE develops during the process of healing after a chronic injury to the esophageal mucosa such as caused by reflux of gastric juice (GERD) in the esophagus. Continued reflux may cause dysplastic changes progressing from Low-Grade to HGD. Such dysplasia may lead to esophageal adenocarcinoma, which is a life-threatening condition. The U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House (NDDIC) estimates that the risk of developing adenocarcinoma is 30 to 125 times greater in people who have BE than in people who do not.
Scientists to develop virtual reality simulator to improve training on hiatal hernia surgery

Scientists to develop virtual reality simulator to improve training on hiatal hernia surgery

Researchers to develop new ways to prevent esophageal cancer

Researchers to develop new ways to prevent esophageal cancer