Gut 51:130-131 doi:10.1136/gut.51.1.130
  • Occasional viewpoint

Gastrointestinal epithelial neoplasia: Vienna revisited

  1. M F Dixon
  1. Correspondence to:
    M F Dixon, Department of Histopathology, Algernon Firth Building, General Infirmary at Leeds, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK;
  • Accepted 20 November 2001


International consensus meetings in Padova and Vienna have attempted to rationalise the grading and classification of gastrointestinal epithelial neoplasia (GEN). With its minor adjustments, the Vienna classification of GEN seeks to be more closely in tune with patient management and it is hoped that it is not seen as fiddling around with terms but as a genuine contribution to patient care.