Esophageal Lining- Squamous, Glandular or Intestinal Type? A Post about GERD & Barrett Esophagus

Esophageal Surface Epithelium: Squamous, Glandular or Intestinal??

  • Normally, the esophagus is lined by simple squamous epithelium. This type of epithelium is not very good at protecting the esophagus from acid, such as the case of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where acid from the stomach seeps back into the esophagus.