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watermelon stomach 

watermelon image from New Medical Terms



A popular term for a pattern of tortuous vessels located along the longitudinal folds of the stomach, radiating from the pylorus toward the antrum. The endoscopic appearance bears a striking resemblance to that of watermelon stripes, and is a typical finding of angiodysplasia of the gastric antrum (top, watermelon; bottom, endoscopic appearance). 

watermelon stomach image in New Medical Terms

endoscopic appearance of stomach affected by angiodysplasia

Pathology Parallel longitudinal rugal folds, each with a sacculated and convoluted column of vessels–which together resemble watermelon stripes, superficial hyperplastic gastric antral mucosa, capillary ectasia, fibromuscular hyperplasia of the lamina propria, thrombosis

Synonyms Gastric antral vascular ectasia, GAVE 

Reference http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Condition/7877/Watermelon_stomach.aspx


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