Erosive gastritis mimicking watermelon stomach in a child.
Watermelon stomach is the description usually given to the endoscopic appearance of gastric antral vascular ectasia. The classical histopathological features of gastric antral vascular ectasia include; hyperplasia of the surface epithelium and the fibromuscular layer of the lamina propria associated with the presence of dilated submucosal venous channels and thrombosed capillaries. This condition can be associated with liver cirrhosis, chronic renal failure and autoimmune disorders. Herein, we report the watermelon endoscopic appearance of the gastric mucosa in a 12-year-old Saudi girl with erosive gastritis.
Department of Pediatrics, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceArab journal of gastroenterology : the official publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology 12:4 2011 Dec pg 201-2
Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Pub Type(s)Case Reports