Journal article

Watermelon stomach: an unusual cause of chronic gastrointestinal blood loss.

MN Merrett, D Machet, J Ring, PV Desmond, CJ Martin

Aust N Z J Surg | Published : 1991


Watermelon stomach, or gastric antral vascular ectasia, is an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal blood loss, which can easily be overlooked and which is eminently curable. A 76 year old woman who was repeatedly misdiagnosed as having incidental antral gastritis with occult iron deficiency is described.