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V44N5: Esophagus, Stomach, and Duodenum Part I

Recommended Reading

Clermont M, Falk GW. Clinical Guidelines Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Barrett's Esophagus. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Aug;63(8):2122-2128.

A review of updated guidelines for management of Barrett’s esophagus is presented in this article. Challenging issues such as approaches to surveillance in high-risk patients are clearly presented.

Saxena P, Khashab MA. Endoscopic Management of Esophageal Perforations: Who, When, and How? Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2017;15(1):35-45.

This article provides a useful review of endoscopic approaches for management of esophageal perforations. Newer techniques such as endoscopic suturing and use of clips are presented.

Schlottmann F, Neto RML, Herbella FAM, Patti MG. Esophageal Achalasia: Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, and Diagnostic Evaluation. Am Surg. 2018;84(4):467-472.

Schlottman and coauthors provide a valuable review of the factors leading to development of achalasia and current methods of management.