Watermelon stomach

Chatterjee, Soumya
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/15/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p162
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 65-year-old man presented with severe anemia and heme in his stool with diffuse systemic sclerosis. The patient has a symptomatic acid reflux disease which he had been curing with a 30 mg of lansoprazole daily for 5 months. A biopsy of the antrum which showed several diagnosis including loss of epithelial mucin, hypocellular lamina propria, and dilated capillary vessels, among others. The endoscopic argon plasma coagulation treated the patient's vascular ectasias. The article discusses the gastric antral vascular ectasias and the argon plasma coagulation of watermelon stomach.


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