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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Mar 10, 2016; 8(5): 259-266
Published online Mar 10, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i5.259
Endoscopic imaging of Barrett’s esophagus
Mariam Naveed, Kerry B Dunbar
Mariam Naveed, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, United States
Kerry B Dunbar, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75216, United States
Kerry B Dunbar, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, United States
Author contributions: Naveed M and Dunbar KB both and equally contributed to this paper.
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Correspondence to: Kerry B Dunbar, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Dallas VA Medical Center, GI Lab CA 111-B1, 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216, United States.
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Received: June 4, 2015
Peer-review started: June 6, 2015
First decision: August 31, 2015
Revised: December 11, 2015
Accepted: December 16, 2015
Article in press: December 18, 2015
Published online: March 10, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: The majority of esophageal adenocarcinomas (EAC) arise from a backdrop of Barrett’s esophagus (BE), a premalignant lesion that can lead to dysplasia and cancer. Because of the increased risk of EAC, GI society guidelines recommend endoscopic surveillance of patients with BE. The emphasis on early detection of dysplasia in BE through surveillance endoscopy has led to the development of advanced endoscopic imaging technologies. These techniques have the potential to both improve mucosal visualization and characterization and to detect small abnormalities which are difficult to identify with standard endoscopy. This review summarizes the advanced imaging technologies used in evaluation of BE.