Patients with GERD and Barrett’s oesophagus should be encouraged to continue long term use of PPI therapy as a preventive measures for oesophageal adenocarcinoma. However, the conclusions, whether long-term use of PPI may casuse FGPs and gastric carcinoma development, remain inconsistent. Now, individual reports showed that long-term treatment with PPI might cause gastric neuroendocrine tumors (g-NETs) and the development of ECL cell carcinoids.Presently enormous study’s conclusion supported that long-term use of PPI does not increase in risk of colorectal cancer. Hence, clinical physicians must weigh potential risks of long-term use of PPI against gastrointestinal precancerous lesions or carcinoma.
Published on: May 18, 2017 Pages: 29-32