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Barrett's Esophagus – Diagnostic Procedures

How is Barrett's Esophagus Diagnosed?

Diagnosis is often difficult, because symptoms may be limited. The main diagnostic tool is upper endoscopy:

Endoscopy. You will receive an intravenous sedative and pain medication. The physician will spray a numbing solution in your throat and then examine the area using an endoscope—a lighted tube with a small camera at the end. They will be able to view any abnormalities and take a tissue samples (biopsies). Diagnosis is often difficult, because symptoms may be limited. The main diagnostic tool is endoscopy:

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