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In a study by Sharma et al1 recently published in Gut, high-definition endoscopy and narrow band imaging (NBI) enabled detection of more areas of dysplasia than Seattle protocol. In addition, regular mucosa did not harbour high-grade dysplasia (HGD)/cancer, leading to the suggestion that biopsies could be avoided in those areas.
However, authors stated in the discussion that the routine use of NBI targeted biopsies for detection of HGD/cancer should not be recommended. To highlight this point, we would like report a case of a C10M12 Barrett's oesophagus (BO) patient with two previous macroscopic lesions with HGD and adenocarcinoma resected using multiband mucosectomy (figure 1). In a careful follow-up using the same endoscope as in the reported study,1 no macroscopic lesions were detected and biopsies were performed according to Seattle protocol. The pathological analysis …
Contributors FB-S and MM: Endoscopic procedures, conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of the article and final approval. JL, FC and MV: analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of the article and final approval. GM: drafting of the article and final approval.
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval Comissao de Etica do Hospital de Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.