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Endoscopic laser therapy in a case of gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach).
Z Gastroenterol. 1993 May; 31(5):322-4.ZG

Abstract

We report the case history of a 75-year-old female patient suffering from extensive gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach) with portal hypertension in alcoholic liver cirrhosis. Iron deficiency anaemia, due to chronic blood loss from the antral lesions, required repeated transfusions. Conservative treatment failed, but a surgical intervention (antrectomy) was discarded in view of concomitant diseases. Endoscopic laser photocoagulation therapy with a Nd:YAG-laser eradicated the characteristic antral lesions, which was accompanied by a significant reduction of transfusion requirements. No relapse has been observed since then. Endoscopic laser photocoagulation appears to be an efficacious and safe alternative in the treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia.

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Department of Medicine, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8322479

Citation

Lingenfelser, T, et al. "Endoscopic Laser Therapy in a Case of Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (watermelon Stomach)." Zeitschrift Fur Gastroenterologie, vol. 31, no. 5, 1993, pp. 322-4.
Lingenfelser T, Mueller M, Marks IN, et al. Endoscopic laser therapy in a case of gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach). Z Gastroenterol. 1993;31(5):322-4.
Lingenfelser, T., Mueller, M., Marks, I. N., Dette, S., Wehrman, M., & Scheurlen, M. (1993). Endoscopic laser therapy in a case of gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach). Zeitschrift Fur Gastroenterologie, 31(5), 322-4.
Lingenfelser T, et al. Endoscopic Laser Therapy in a Case of Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (watermelon Stomach). Z Gastroenterol. 1993;31(5):322-4. PubMed PMID: 8322479.
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