Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written for the health care professional.

Barrett Esophagus

Barrett esophagus is replacement of normal squamous epithelium of the distal esophagus with metaplastic columnar epithelium during the healing phase of acute esophagitis. In this image, red-appearing bands of metaplastic epithelium can be seen extending proximally.

Image provided by David M. Martin, MD.