Macdonald CE, Wicks AC, Playford RJ [Leicester Gen Hosp, England]
Ten Years’ Experience of Screening Patients with Barrett’s Oesophagus in a University Teaching Hospital
Gut 41: 303-307, 1997
Medical records from 1984 to 1994 revealed 29,374 upper gastrointestinal endoscopies. Barrett’s oesophageal metaplasia was noted in 409 subjects above 50 years of without sex bias. 379 patients were investigated thus every year; one subject of progressive dysphagia had cancer.
The authors suggest this to be a wasteful procedure if used as a routine.