CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Clin Interv Radiol ISVIR
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3401348
Case Report
Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Intra-Arterial Embolization as a Treatment Option in a Case of GAVE Syndrome

1  Department of Intervention Radiology and Intervention Oncology, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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1  Department of Intervention Radiology and Intervention Oncology, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital Bangalore, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Publication History

received 05 April 2019

accepted after revision 08 July 2019

Publication Date:
16 December 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) syndrome is a rare condition affecting the stomach. It is associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The exact pathogenesis of the condition is poorly understood. Watermelon stomach is synonymous with GAVE syndrome due to its endoscopic appearance. Here we report a unique experience of performing an intra-arterial embolization in a case of GAVE presenting with uncontrolled bleeding.