Watermelon stomach: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management

@article{Novitsky2003WatermelonSP,
  title={Watermelon stomach: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management},
  author={Yuri W. Novitsky and Kent W. Kercher and Donald R. Czerniach and F.A.C.S. Demetrius E. M. Litwin},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={652-661}
}
Watermelon Stomach (WS) has been increasingly recognized as an important cause of occult gastrointestinal blood loss. Clinically, patients develop significant iron deficiency anemia and are frequently transfusion dependent. The histologic hallmark of WS is superficial fibromuscular hyperplasia of gastric antral mucosa with capillary ectasia and microvascular thrombosis in the lamina propria. Endoscopic findings of the longitudinal antral folds containing visible columns of tortuous red ectatic… CONTINUE READING
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