Diffuse antral vascular ectasia of the stomach effectively treated by estrogen-progesterone therapy

Sohei Yoshino, Takayuki Matsumoto, Motohiro Esaki, Shinichiro Yada, Mitsuo Iida

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A 68-year-old woman had been diagnosed with diffuse antral vascular ectasia (DAVE) about 2 years previously. Despite endoscopic treatments with heater probe, she had manifested repeated anemia, which required blood transfusion. We thus applied hormone therapy to the patient. During the subsequent 3 months, she did not manifest anemia. In addition, her DAVE had dramatically improved under endoscopy. Our case suggests that hormone therapy is one of the strategies for intractable DAVE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-327
Number of pages2
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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