What causes Barrett's esophagus?
Barrett's esophagus is caused by damage to the cells lining the esophagus, which causes them to change from one type (squamous cells) to another (columnar cells). This damage is mostly caused by reflux of stomach acid.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 06 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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