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A 74-year-old Turkish woman was admitted with loss of appetite, weight loss and progressive anaemia. Her medical history included rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal disease with nephrotic syndrome diagnosed 2 years ago. Endoscopy of the upper GI tract revealed a distinct intramural gastric haematoma with diffuse, seeping haemorrhage and large gastric intraluminal blood clots (figure 1A, B; online supplementary films 1 and 2). The mucosa appeared partly necrotic, and the gastric wall showed a sponge-like consistence and marked vulnerability. An abdominal CT scan was performed.
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