what is Barrett’s esophagus? definition of Barrett esophagus.

Barrett’s esophagus

Barrett’s esophagus is the abnormal cellular change at the distal end of the esophagus, in this condition replacement of the normal squamous epithelium lining of the lower end of esophagus in simple columnar epithelium which is the gastric type of epithelium lining.
Barrett’s esophagus is a serious condition which is occurs due to the long standing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In Barrett’s esophagus, our lower esophageal sphincter (LES) enable to contact and relax properly which result to repeated reflux of highly acidic gastric juice that damage the tissue of the distal end of esophagus, sometime it replacement of the normal squamous epithelium of the lower esophagus in simple columnar epithelium of the gastric epithelium this process is called metastasis and in this condition the cells of your lower esophagus begin to look like the cells that make up your stomach

Author: Dr. vivek saini

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