Table 1

Patients with adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus not detected at the index gastroscopy

Endoscopy result Age Sex Treatment Duration Delay
Gastric ulcer81FPPI24 weeks1 year
Duodenal ulcer68MH2RA2 years6 months
Barrett's oesophagus85MPPI5 years2 months
Normal56MPPI8 weeks3 years
Oesophagitis52MAntacids3 months
Oesophagitis87FPPI5 years3 months
  • Mean age of patients 69.8 years (range 52–87).

  • PPI, proton pump inhibitor; H2RA, H2 receptor antagonist.