In this episode, Charlie Andrews speaks to Dr Andrew Moore about this condition, which affects up to 1.5% of the population, with a risk of progression to cancer of 3-13% over the patient’s lifetime (Cancer Research UK). They discuss the typical presenting features, who needs an endoscopy to look for Barrett’s, and how the condition is managed both in primary and secondary care. The BSG guidelines mentioned by Dr Moore in the episode can be found here: https://www.bsg.org.uk/clinical-resource/bsg-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-barretts-oesophagus/
For more episodes about the oesophagus, you may find the following episodes of Ingest useful: Dyspepsia, Eosinophilic oesophagitis, Dysphagia and Achalasia.
|BSG guidelines on the diagnosis and management of Barrett’s oesophagus – The British Society of GastroenterologyFitzgerald RC, di Pietro M, Ragunath K et al. Abstract These guidelines provide a practical and evidence-based resource for the management of patients with Barrett’s oesophagus and related early neoplasia. The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) […]www.bsg.org.uk|