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What is Watermelon stomach?

What is Watermelon stomach?

  • Watermelon stomach: The dilation of the blood vessels in the antral of the stomach.
  • Watermelon stomach: A distinct vascular lesion in the PYLORIC ANTRUM that is characterized by tortuous dilated blood vessels (ectasia) radiating outward from the PYLORUS. The vessel pattern resembles the stripes on the surface of a watermelon. This lesion causes both acute and chronic GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE.
    Source - Diseases Database

Watermelon stomach is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Watermelon stomach, or a subtype of Watermelon stomach, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Watermelon stomach: Introduction

Types of Watermelon stomach:

Broader types of Watermelon stomach:

How serious is Watermelon stomach?

Complications of Watermelon stomach: see complications of Watermelon stomach

What causes Watermelon stomach?

Causes of Watermelon stomach: see causes of Watermelon stomach

What are the symptoms of Watermelon stomach?

Symptoms of Watermelon stomach: see symptoms of Watermelon stomach

Complications of Watermelon stomach: see complications of Watermelon stomach

Can anyone else get Watermelon stomach?

More information: see contagiousness of Watermelon stomach
Inheritance: see inheritance of Watermelon stomach

Watermelon stomach: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Watermelon stomach.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Watermelon stomach.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Watermelon stomach: Gastrointestinal Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Watermelon stomach.
Treatments for Watermelon stomach: see treatments for Watermelon stomach
Research for Watermelon stomach: see research for Watermelon stomach

Name and Aliases of Watermelon stomach

Main name of condition: Watermelon stomach

Other names or spellings for Watermelon stomach:

Gastric antral vascular ectasia, GAVE, Watermelon stomach disease

Gastric antral vascular ectasia Source - Diseases Database

GAVE, Gastric antral vascular ectasia, Watermelon stomach disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Watermelon stomach: Related Conditions

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