GAVE syndrome

GAVE syndrome

[Abbr. of g(astric) a(ntral) v(ascular) e(ctasia)]
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by gastric antral vascular ectasia.
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The endoscopic aspect is particular, consisting of patchy mucosal erythema, radiating from the pyloric area to the antrum; the cases associated with cirrhosis may lead to the confusion of the GAVE syndrome with portal hypertensive gastropathy, which is located in the fornix and gastric body.