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Antral vascular ectasia: the watermelon stomach.
N Z Med J. 1992 Aug 26; 105(940):338-9.NZ

Abstract

Antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach) is an uncommon localised vascular abnormality which may cause occult gastrointestinal blood loss and iron deficiency anaemia. The endoscopic appearances are characteristic with well demarcated, often raised or nodular bright red streaks radiating from the pylorus back along the antrum. Endoscopic biopsies can be taken without risk of haemorrhage and may help distinguish this condition from gastritis. The aetiology remains obscure, but there is an association with achlorhydria, hypergastrinaemia, and cirrhosis of the liver. Four patients are described; two had antrectomy with long term control of their anaemia, and two were treated conservatively. The lesion may be diagnosed more frequently with more widespread recognition of the condition.

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Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1508452

Citation

Fraser, A G., et al. "Antral Vascular Ectasia: the Watermelon Stomach." The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 105, no. 940, 1992, pp. 338-9.
Fraser AG, Koelmeyer T, White AC, et al. Antral vascular ectasia: the watermelon stomach. N Z Med J. 1992;105(940):338-9.
Fraser, A. G., Koelmeyer, T., White, A. C., & Nicholson, G. I. (1992). Antral vascular ectasia: the watermelon stomach. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 105(940), 338-9.
Fraser AG, et al. Antral Vascular Ectasia: the Watermelon Stomach. N Z Med J. 1992 Aug 26;105(940):338-9. PubMed PMID: 1508452.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Antral vascular ectasia: the watermelon stomach. AU - Fraser,A G, AU - Koelmeyer,T, AU - White,A C, AU - Nicholson,G I, PY - 1992/8/26/pubmed PY - 1992/8/26/medline PY - 1992/8/26/entrez SP - 338 EP - 9 JF - The New Zealand medical journal JO - N. Z. Med. J. VL - 105 IS - 940 N2 - Antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach) is an uncommon localised vascular abnormality which may cause occult gastrointestinal blood loss and iron deficiency anaemia. The endoscopic appearances are characteristic with well demarcated, often raised or nodular bright red streaks radiating from the pylorus back along the antrum. Endoscopic biopsies can be taken without risk of haemorrhage and may help distinguish this condition from gastritis. The aetiology remains obscure, but there is an association with achlorhydria, hypergastrinaemia, and cirrhosis of the liver. Four patients are described; two had antrectomy with long term control of their anaemia, and two were treated conservatively. The lesion may be diagnosed more frequently with more widespread recognition of the condition. SN - 0028-8446 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1508452/Antral_vascular_ectasia:_the_watermelon_stomach_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7448 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -