Definition of Real Esophago-Gastric Junction
- *Corresponding Author:
- Takahiro Sato
Gastroenterological Surgery, Harada Hospital
1-13-3 Toyooka, Iruma, 358-0003, Japan
Received date: July 08, 2013; Accepted date: August 08, 2013; Published date: August 11, 2013
Citation: Sato T, Kato Y (2013) Definition of Real Esophago-Gastric Junction. J Gastroint Dig Syst 3:130. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000130
Copyright: © 2013 Sato T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An increase in the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma and gastric cardia cancer has been reported in Western countries. However, the lack of universally accepted criteria for the esophago-gastric junction (EGJ) continues to result clinically in confusion in diagnosis of gastric cardia cancer, esophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s esophagus (BE), not only in Japan but also in Western countries. The definition of real EGJ would minimize bias and error and lead to etiologic hypothesis.