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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.

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