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Watermelon Stomach in Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia and its Histopatology Finding

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 6)

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Page : 874-875

Keywords : Watermelon stomach; gastric antral vascular ectasia; endoscopy;

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Watermelon stomach is a sign of stomach bleeds which forms the line in stomach and only can be seen by endoscopy. This disease commonly found in older women (over age 70 years). The exact cause of this disease is still unknown and rarely found. We present a 47-year-old patient with gastric antral vascular ectasia without anemia admitted at Wangaya Regional Hospital Denpasar. Patient?s endoscopy claimed a watermelon stomach finding. This case report showed that patient with watermelon stomach did not always happened to older women. We also have to aware to diagnose this disease in order to achieved therapeutic goals and prevent the complication.

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