Radiofrequency Ablation

Kamar Belghazi*, Jacques J. Bergman, Roos E. Pouw

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an endoscopic treatment modality for Barrett's esophagus (BE), which has proven to be effective in eradicating Barrett's mucosa and associated dysplasia without the known drawbacks of alternative ablation techniques such as photodynamic therapy or argon plasma coagulation. This chapter will review the use of circumferential and focal RFA for the treatment of BE. The indications, technical background, and efficacy of RFA will be discussed. Finally, we will briefly discuss the directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBarrett's Esophagus
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Evidence for Improved Clinical Practice
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128026496
ISBN (Print)9780128025116
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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