Saturday, November 30, 2013

Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE)

Here is a case report and mini-review.

Disease associations include cirrhosis and rheumatic diseases particularly systemic sclerosis. The terminology surrounding GAVE tends to be confusing. Watermelon stomach is a subtype of GAVE associated more with the rheumatic diseases. Portal hypertensive gastropathy, with which GAVE may be confused, is a separate entity.

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