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Watermelon stomach


Other Names for this Disease

  • Gastric antral vascular ectasia
  • GAVE
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What causes watermelon stomach?

The exact cause of watermelon stomach is unknown. However, it is often diagnosed in people with other chronic (long-term) conditions such as cirrhosis (scarring of the liver and poor liver function), autoimmune disease, systemic sclerosis, and CREST syndrome.[1]
Last updated: 12/6/2014

References
  1. Kar P, Mitra S, Resnick JM, Torbey CF. Gastric antral vascular ectasia: case report and review of the literature.. Clin Med Res. June 2013; 11(2):80-85. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3692392/pdf/0110080.pdf.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Gastric antral vascular ectasia
  • GAVE
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.