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Gastric antral vascular ectasia: a problem of recognition and diagnosis.
  1. D R Gouldesbrough,
  2. A C Pell
  1. Department of Pathology, University of Edinburgh Medical School.


    Gastric antral vascular ectasia ('water melon stomach') is a poorly documented cause of occult upper gastrointestinal blood loss. We describe a case which emphasises the clinical and pathological difficulties that can be encountered in making this elusive diagnosis.

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