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    Prague C & M Classification for Barrett's Esophagus

    Stratifies severity of Barrett’s esophagus according to endoscopic findings.
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    A common mistake is to use the M value to state the length of the tongue above the circumferential segment. M should measure the longest Barrett’s segment, including the longest tongue, and must be at least as long as C.

    • Regarded as the standard for measuring the length of Barrett’s esophagus.
    • Clinical management of BE patients would benefit greatly from a standardized, straightforward criteria for the endoscopic grading of BE with standard endoscopic equipment.
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    Dr. Prateek Sharma

    About the Creator

    Prateek Sharma, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and is affiliated with the University of Kansas Medical Center and Kansas City VA Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians, has served as the Chair of the American College of Gastroenterology Public Relations Committee and American Gastroenterology Association ABIM Subcommittee, and is a member of the American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Research Committee. Dr. Sharma's research interests include upper gastrointestinal diseases, such as Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, and he has received the American College of Gastroenterology Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. He has published more than 80 original articles and book chapters in this field, and co-edited the book Barrett's Esophagus & Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

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