DOTE - Volume 33, Issue 9, September 2020

Checkout the latest DOTE issue for articles on Benign Esophageal and Malignant Esophageal Diseases; See the full table of contents.

Persistent indefinite for dysplasia in Barrett’s esophagus is a risk factor for dysplastic progression to low-grade dysplasia

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Patients with Barrett’s esophagus (BE) are at increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). The risk is largely based on the degree of dysplasia. Dysplasia cannot always be differentiated from inflammatory changes, and therefore may be classified as indefinite for dysplasia (IND). The risk of progressive dysplasia in patients with IND is unclear. Our aim is to characterize the risk of progression in US veterans with BE-IND. Read the full Persistent indefinite for dysplasia article for free.

Delivering esophago-gastric cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom: a surgical perspective
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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the provision of medical care. Planning to ensure there is capability to treat those that become ill with the virus has led to an almost complete moratorium on elective work. This study evaluates the impact of COVID-19 on cancer, in particular surgical intervention, in patients with esophago-gastric cancer at a high-volume tertiary center. Read the Delivering esophago-gastric cancer care article for free.