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Infer (Latin) - To bring, Carry down
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Barrett esophagus

The replacement of lower esophageal mucosa composed of striated squamous epithelium with nonciliated columnar epithelium with goblet cells.

  • Infer (Latin) - To bring, Carry down
  • Phagein (Greek) - To eat, eater of
  • Occurs as a result of constant exposure of the esophagus to the acidic content of the stomach
  • Seen in 10% of patients with GERD
  • Due to acidic stress
  • May progress to dysplasia and adenocarcinoma
  • Comes from the amalgamation of two Greek words, oesophagus meaning what carries and eats.