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People with Barrett's oesophagus have an increased risk of oesophageal cancer. Still, the risk is small, especially in people whose lab test results show no precancerous changes.
The exact causes of Barrett’s Esophagus are unknown, but GERD is considered to be a major risk factor for the condition (the condition is found about three to five times more in those who have GERD).
Two criteria are most often used todiagnose Barrett’s esophagus: a salmon-pink colored lining of the esophagus, and cellular changes seen under the microscope of biopsies taken at endoscopy.
Barrett’s esophagus is a medical condition in which the tissue lining the esophagus is replaced by tissue that is similar to the lining of the intestine.
Barrett's oesophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the oesophagus is replaced by tissue that is similar to the lining of the intestine.