Gastric antral vascular ectasia ("watermelon stomach"): radiologic findings

Bruce A. Urban, Bronwyn Jones, Elliot K. Fishman, Scott E. Kern, William J. Ravich

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Radiologic findings in a patient with gastric antral vascular ectasia are described on computed tomographic scans, upper gastrointestinal series, and specimen radiographs. Findings include prominent, scalloped antral folds radiating to the pylorus and thickening of the gastric antrum. Pathognomonic red vascular folds, likened to stripes on a watermelon, can be seen endoscopically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-518
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1991


  • Stomach, CT, 723.1211
  • Stomach, antral vascular ectasia, 723.299
  • Stomach, hemorrhage, 723.299
  • Stomach, mucosa, 723.299

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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