Barrett's esophagus: Clinical features, obesity, and imaging Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Obesity

abstract

  • The following includes commentaries on clinical features and imaging of Barrett's esophagus (BE); the clinical factors that influence the development of BE; the influence of body fat distribution and central obesity; the role of adipocytokines and proinflammatory markers in carcinogenesis; the role of body mass index (BMI) in healing of Barrett's epithelium; the role of surgery in prevention of carcinogenesis in BE; the importance of double-contrast esophagography and cross-sectional images of the esophagus; and the value of positron emission tomography/computed tomography.

publication date

  • September 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06044.x

PubMed ID

  • 21950806

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 36

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 1232

number

  • 1