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Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia
Tree Number(s)
C06.405.748.280
C14.907.075.280
Unique ID
D020252
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020252
Scope Note
A distinct vascular lesion in the PYLORIC ANTRUM that is characterized by tortuous dilated blood vessels (ectasia) radiating outward from the PYLORUS. The vessel pattern resembles the stripes on the surface of a watermelon. This lesion causes both acute and chronic GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE.
Entry Term(s)
Antral Vascular Ectasia
Watermelon Stomach
Previous Indexing
Angiodysplasia (1992-1998)
Public MeSH Note
99
History Note
99
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1998/06/10
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia Preferred
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