The role of acetic acid in the management of Barrett's oesophagus

Rupam Bhattacharyya, Gaius Longcroft-wheaton, Pradeep Bhandari

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Barrett's oesophagus is of significant importance due to its premalignant potential. Acetic acid chromoendoscopy is a simple technique that can be used with any endoscope system. It has been utilised for the identification of Barrett's intestinal metaplasia; and more importantly, for the localisation of early neoplasia within Barrett's, which is often focal, subtle and very easy to miss by random quadrantic biopsies alone. Acetic acid is routinely utilised in specialised centres and its use is expanding. This article examines the evidence base behind acetic acid chromoendoscopy and looks at where further research needs to be directed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-291
JournalClinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Issue number3
Early online date4 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


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