Gastric antral vascular ectasia. A histologic and morphometric study of "the watermelon stomach".

@article{Suit1987GastricAV,
  title={Gastric antral vascular ectasia. A histologic and morphometric study of "the watermelon stomach".},
  author={P F Suit and Robert E. Petras and Thomas W. Bauer and J L Petrini},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={1987},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={750-7}
}
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is an uncommon but important cause of gastrointestinal blood loss and iron deficiency anemia that is characterized by a distinctive endoscopic appearance consisting of parallel erythematous folds traversing the gastric antrum. In order to clarify the histologic features of this lesion, nine antral biopsy specimens from seven patients with the clinical and endoscopic diagnosis of GAVE were reviewed and compared with specimens from normal controls and… CONTINUE READING
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