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Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

What is adenocarcinoma of the esophagus? Adenocarcinoma is a type of esophageal cancer. It is the most common type of esophageal cancer in developed countries and it is more common in men than women. What causes adenocarcinoma of the esophagus? Adenocarcinoma arises from a condition called Barrett’s esophagus which is caused by long-term reflux of …
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Intestinal metaplasia

What does intestinal metaplasia mean? Intestinal metaplasia is a non-cancerous change that happens when the cells normally found in a tissue are damaged and are replaced by cells normally found in the small intestine (small bowel). Although intestinal metaplasia is a non-cancerous change, in some areas of the body it is associated with a small …
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