Barrett's esophagus

Barrett's esophagus
Bar·rett's esophagus 'bar-its-, 'ber- n metaplasia of the lower esophagus that is characterized by replacement of squamous epithelium with columnar epithelium, occurs esp. as a result of chronic gastroesophageal reflux, and is associated with an increased risk for esophageal carcinoma called also Barrett's epithelium
Barrett Norman Rupert (1903-1979)
British surgeon. Barrett's numerous positions included those of surgeon at King Edward VII Sanatorium, Midhurst, and at London's St. Thomas's and Brompton Hospitals; lecturer in surgery at the University of London; and examiner in surgery at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, London, and Khartoum. He also served as editor of Thorax and contributed to several surgery textbooks.

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