Gastric antral vascular ectasia
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:
- Autoimmune disease
- Portal hypertension
- Renal failure
- Gastrointestinal bleed
- Outlet obstruction
- Treat predisposing conditions
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- ↑ Chaves DM, Sakai P, Oliveira CV, Cheng S, Ishioka S. Watermelon stomach: clinical aspects and treatment with argon plasma coagulation. Arquivos de gastroenterologia. 2006 Jul-Sep; 43(3):191-5.
- ↑ Stefanidis I, Liakopoulos V, Kapsoritakis AN, Ioannidis I, Eleftheriadis T, Mertens PR, Winograd R, Vamvaka E, Psychos AK, Potamianos SP. Gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach) in patients with ESRD. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 2006 Jun; 47(6):e77-82.(Link to article – subscription may be required.)
- ↑ Kwan V, Bourke MJ, Williams SJ, Gillespie PE, Murray MA, Kaffes AJ, Henriquez MS, Chan RO. Argon plasma coagulation in the management of symptomatic gastrointestinal vascular lesions: experience in 100 consecutive patients with long-term follow-up. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2006 Jan; 101(1):58-63.(Link to article – subscription may be required.)