Advanced Endoluminal Technologies for Barrett's Esophagus: Focus on Optical Coherence Tomography and Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy.
Barrett's esophagus; Endomicroscopy; Optical coherence tomography; Adenocarcinoma/diagnosis; Adenocarcinoma/pathology; Barrett Esophagus/diagnosis; Barrett Esophagus/pathology; Biopsy; Disease Progression; Esophageal Neoplasms/diagnosis; Esophageal Neoplasms/pathology; Esophagoscopy/methods; Humans; Microscopy; Microscopy, Confocal; Precancerous Conditions/diagnosis; Precancerous Conditions/pathology; Tomography, Optical Coherence
Barrett's esophagus (BE) may progress to dysplasia and adenocarcinoma. The value of Barrett's surveillance with random biopsies is being questioned, but new technologies may enhance detection of progression within BE and guide endoscopic resection and ablation techniques. This review will focus on optical coherence tomography and endomicroscopy for patients with BE.
Zihni, Ahmed M and DeMeester, Steven R, "Advanced Endoluminal Technologies for Barrett's Esophagus: Focus on Optical Coherence Tomography and Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy." (2018). Journal Articles and Abstracts. 838.