Barrett's oesophagus

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[N. R. Barrett (1903–79), British surgeon]A condition in which there is a change in the oesophageal epithelium from normal squamous to columnar due to damage caused by gastro-oesophageal reflux. In severe cases, acid erosion of enamel may be seen on the palatal surfaces of the upper teeth and on the occlusal and buccal surfaces of the lower teeth. Patients have a greatly increased risk of developing adenocarcinoma.

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