Study: Long-segment BE raises risk of esophageal cancer

03/26/2014 | Healio (free registration)

Researchers from Northern Ireland reported long-segment Barrett's esophagus raised the risk of esophageal cancer or esophageal high-grade dysplasia by sevenfold, compared with short-segment BE. The study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found patients who did not have reflux symptoms did not have a decreased risk of malignant progression.

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