Gut 33:715-717 doi:10.1136/gut.33.5.715
  • Research Article

Gastric antral vascular ectasia: maintenance treatment with oestrogen-progesterone.

  1. S F Moss,
  2. P Ghosh,
  3. D M Thomas,
  4. J E Jackson,
  5. J Calam
  1. Department of Medicine, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London.


      Gastric antral vascular ectasia ('watermelon stomach') is a rare cause of chronic gastrointestinal bleeding and various medical and surgical treatments have been described. We report a patient in whom an oestrogen-progesterone preparation successfully controlled recurrent blood loss.