Gastric antral vascular ectasia

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Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE, Watermelon stomach) is a particular apparance of the gastric mucosa (at endoscopy) where dilated small blood vessels in the antrum are visible. The cause is unknown. Associations include:


  • Gastrointestinal bleed
  • Outlet obstruction


  • Treat predisposing conditions
  • Photocoagulation[3]

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