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No Barrett's risk in surgery. (Clinical Capsules).

The risk for Barrett's esophagus is not increased by gastric surgery for benign peptic ulcer disease, according to Dr. Benjamin Avidan of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque and his associates.

There was a history of gastric surgery in 4% of 366 patients with long-segment Barrett's esophagus, 4% of 650 patients with short-segment Barrett's esophagus, and 5% in 3,047 unaffected controls. The adjusted odds ratio for a history of gastric surgery in a patient with short-segment Barrett's was 0.9 and the odds ratio for a patient with long-segment disease was 0.7 (Gastroenterology 121[6]:1281-85, 2001).

The types of surgery were Billroth I and II gastrectomies and combination vagotomy and pyloroplasty. Male gender, white ethnicity, and presence of hiatus hernia were significantly associated with an elevated risk for Barrett's, according to findings from a logistic regression analysis.
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Author:Kubetin, Sally Koch
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Date:Feb 15, 2002
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