Wang J, Stine J, Cornella S, Argo C, Cohn S (2015) Patients with gastric antral vascular ectasia
(GAVE) are at a higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in the absence of cirrhosis.
Gastric antral vascular ectasia is a vascular gastropathy that may cause severe iron-deficiency anemia secondary to chronic antral hemorrhage.
Gastric antral vascular ectasia may be diagnosed incidentally at the time of endoscopy, or occasionally, the patient may present with anemia secondary to chronic blood loss.
An association between connective tissue diseases, particularly systemic sclerosis, and gastric antral vascular ectasia has been noted.
Therapies for the treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia are directed at reducing or eliminating the hemorrhage of the ectatic antral vessels.
Gastric antral vascular ectasia in cirrhotic patients: absence of relation with portal hypertension.
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach) in patients with systemic sclerosis.