Esophageal lesion lined with columnar metaplastic epithelium which is flat or villiform. Barrett epithelium is characterized by two different types of cells: goblet cells and columnar cells. The symptomatology of Barrett esophagus is that of gastro-esophageal reflux. It is the precursor of most esophageal adenocarcinomas. (WHO) [ NCIT:C2891 ]

Synonyms: Barrett's ulcer of esophagus BE Barrett esophagus columnar-lined esophagus (ulcerative esophagitis) or (Barrett's esophagus) Barrett's esophagus (disorder) Barrett's esophagus with esophagitis (disorder) Barretts Esophagus Esophagus, Barrett Barrett's esophagus Barrett Esophagus Barrett's esophagus (disorder) [Ambiguous] Syndrome, Barrett's Barrett's ulcer of esophagus (disorder) Barrett's esophagus with esophagitis Barrett Syndrome Syndrome, Barrett Barretts syndrome cello columnar epithelial-lined Lower esophagus Epithelium, Barrett Barrett's oesophagus Esophagus, Barrett's ulcerative esophagitis Barrett's Syndrome CLE Barrett Epithelium

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