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.
|Title of host publication||Barrett's Esophagus|
|Subtitle of host publication||Emerging Evidence for Improved Clinical Practice|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Mar 2016|