Interventional gastroenterology

Sponge on string may reduce endoscopies in Barrett’s oesophagus

A pill that expands into a small foam sponge when swallowed could be used by clinicians to identify people with Barrett’s oesophagus who are at a low risk of oesophageal cancer. The cytosponge could mean that for some patients surveillance endoscopies could be avoided, say the researchers from Cancer Research UK in their paper published ...

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