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Look To Prior Documentation With Barrett's Esophagus Dx

Question: A patient previously diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus (without dysplastic changes) came to our gastroenterologist’s office for a surveillance visit. The gastroenterologist evaluated the patient’s symptoms and proceeded to perform an endoscopy with biopsy of the esophagus. The biopsied specimen was sent to the laboratory to check for dysplasia. The laboratory results confirmed the presence of low-grade dysplastic changes. How [...]