3-rx.comCustomer Support
HomeAbout UsFAQContactHelp
News Center
Health Centers
Medical Encyclopedia
Drugs & Medications
Diseases & Conditions
Medical Symptoms
Med. Tests & Exams
Surgery & Procedures
Injuries & Wounds
Diet & Nutrition
Special Topics

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

You are here : 3-RX.com > Medical Encyclopedia > Diseases and Conditions > Barrett's Esophagus: Diagnosis & Tests
      Category : Health Centers > Digestive System

Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

The diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus begins with a medical history and physical examination. The healthcare provider may then order an esophagoscopy. A thin tube with a light and camera attached to it is passed down into the esophagus. This allows a doctor to look at the inside lining of the esophagus directly through the endoscope. A small piece of the esophageal lining can be removed and examined with a microscope. This is called esophagoscopy with biopsy.

Previous section


Next section

Barrett's Esophagus: Symptoms & Signs


Barrett's Esophagus: Prevention & Expectations

Author: David J. Craner, MD
Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

Home | About Us | FAQ | Contact | Advertising Policy | Privacy Policy | Bookmark Site