Daanish Kazi, Leena Khatan. UH Cleveland Medical Center
Gastro antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) or watermelon stomach (WS) is a rare and occult cause of upper gastrointestinal blood loss or anemia. Patients chronically require blood transfusion and hae associated morbidity and debility. It has a very specific histopathologic findings, the pathgenesis is unkown but is associated with several disease process. Treatment modalities include medical, endoscopic and surgical alternative. Surgery with goal of early permanent cure and improvment of quality of life along with treatment of patients GERD, hypertension, and morbid obesity was achieved. Presented is a case for early surgery intervention with subtotal gastrectomy and roux en y reconstruction
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 95945
Program Number: V314
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 3
Presentation Type: VideoLoop