Treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach) with endoscopic band ligation.

@article{Wells2008TreatmentOG,
  title={Treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach) with endoscopic band ligation.},
  author={Christopher D. Wells and M Edwyn Harrison and Suryakanth R. Gurudu and Michael D Crowell and Thomas J. Byrne and Giovanni Depetris and Virender Kumar Sharma},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={231-6}
}
BACKGROUND Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is characterized by mucosal and submucosal vascular ectasia causing recurrent GI hemorrhage. Treatment of GAVE with endoscopic thermal therapy (ETT) requires multiple sessions for destruction of vascular ectasia and control of bleeding. Endoscopic band ligation (EBL) has become the standard treatment of varices because it effectively obliterates the submucosal plexus of esophageal varices with an acceptably low rate of complications… CONTINUE READING

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