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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 642063, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/642063
Review Article

Ablative Therapy for Esophageal Dysplasia and Early Malignancy: Focus on RFA

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA

Received 27 February 2014; Accepted 7 July 2014; Published 21 July 2014

Academic Editor: Stephen Grobmyer

Copyright © 2014 Rebecca Tuttle et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ablative therapies have been utilized with increasing frequency for the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus with and without dysplasia. Multiple modalities are available for topical ablation of the esophagus, but radiofrequency ablation (RFA) remains the most commonly used. There have been significant advances in technique since the introduction of RFA. The aim of this paper is to review the indications, techniques, outcomes, and most common complications following esophageal ablation with RFA.