Severe portal hypertensive gastropathy and antral vascular ectasia are distinct entities in patients with cirrhosis.

  title={Severe portal hypertensive gastropathy and antral vascular ectasia are distinct entities in patients with cirrhosis.},
  author={J L Payen and Paul Cal{\`e}s and J. J. Voigt and Sofie Barb{\'e} and Christophe Pilette and Liliane Dubuisson and Herv{\'e} Desmorat and Jean Pierre Vinel and Alain Kervran and Jean Alain Chayvialle},
  volume={108 1},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Whereas severe portal hypertensive gastropathy and gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) have been separately defined in patients with cirrhosis, there is much confusion in the literature because they are both characterized by red spots at endoscopy. This prospective study compared clinical, biochemical, and pathological features of these syndromes. METHODS Three groups of patients with cirrhosis and either GAVE (n = 14), severe portal hypertensive gastropathy (n = 14), or no… CONTINUE READING
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