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Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE)

October 10, 2012

Gastrolab Endoscopy Slideshows: Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE)

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Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia
Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE-syndrome) A gastric condition shere the mucosa especially in the antrum is red and angiomatous because of dilated blood wessels. This condition is also called Watermelon stomach because the gastric mucosa resembles markings on watermelon. Watermelon stomach can cause gastrointestinal bleeding. The cause of this syndrome is not entirely known, but it can be associated with liver cirrhosis. The dilated mucosal blood vessels can be treated by coagulation (for example Argon Plasma Coagulation) endoscopically.


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