GASTRIC VASCULAR ECTASIA

Authors

  • Aamir Ghafoor Khan

Abstract

In this paper the condition Gastric Vascular Ectasia (GAVE) is reviewed and two patients of gastric vascular antral ectasia are reported (GAVE). It is suggested that the diagnostic possibility of Gastric antral vascular ectasia should be considered in any elderly patient, more so in females, with persistent unexplained Iron deficiency anaemia. 

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