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Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Barrett's Esophagus

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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:25 AM

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Barrett's Esophagus (BE): Short-Term Results. Short-term results show that RFA is safe for BE and achieves 100% replacement of intestinal metaplasia. RFA combined with fundoplication may be offered to patients with BE and medically refractory reflux symptoms. Long-term endoscopic surveillance is needed to determine if the risk of cancer is reduced with this bimodality therapy., S. M. Eldaif, MD. Ann Thorac Surg 2009;87:405-411. (Also see: Barrett's Esophagus)

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