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Strong Intra-Esophageal Reflux May Contribute to the Development of Barrett's Adenocarcinoma and Affect the Localization.

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Summary of "Strong Intra-Esophageal Reflux May Contribute to the Development of Barrett's Adenocarcinoma and Affect the Localization."

There has been no study that has directly measured the esophageal reflux factors in Barrett's adenocarcinoma (BA) using 24-h multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring (24-h MII-pH). We aimed to clarify the esophageal reflux factors in Barrett's esophagus (BE) and BA and the factors that determine the location of BA with 24-h MII-pH.

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Name: Digestion
ISSN: 1421-9867
Pages: 1-9

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