Gastric vascular ectases

Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1996 Oct;6(4):681-96.


Gastric vascular ectases are being increasingly recognized as a significant source of acute and chronic upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy has not only facilitated the identification of gastric vascular ectases but has also revolutionized their therapy. This article reviews recent developments with reference to the epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, and therapy of gastric vascular ectases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Gastric Mucosa / blood supply
  • Gastric Mucosa / pathology*
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / pathology*
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Gastroscopy
  • Humans
  • Prognosis