Korean J Neurogastroenterol Motil.  2006 Jun;12(1):87-92.

A Case of Barrett Esophagus Associated with Erosive Reflux Esophagitis in a Patient with Hiatal Hernia

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Konyang College of Medicine, Daejon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. hyjung@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) has been known as a spectrum of disease. Approaching GERD as a spectrum of disease suggests that patients may progress overtime to develop mucosal injury and possible GERD complications. Additionally, erosive esophagitis eventually may develop Barrett's mucosa and possibly progress to adenocarcinoma. We report a case of Barrett's esophagus caused by erosive reflux esophagitis in the patient with hiatal hernia. A 55 year-old man who has been diagnosed as reflux erosive esophagitis seven years ago suffered from heartburn and regurgitation symptom. This case may show the natural course of GERD by means of follow-up endoscopy during seven years.

Keyword

Barrett's esophagus; Reflux erosive esophagitis
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