Stepwise endoscopic eradication of GAVE using detachable snare and band ligation

Post written by Andrew P Wright, MD and Anoop Prabhu, MD, from the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. We present a case of a 58-year-old man with decompensated cirrhosis and transfusion-dependent anemia with nodular gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) refractory to multiple treatment sessions with mucosal ablative therapies that we …

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) safe and effective for the treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE)

Srinadh Komanduri, MD, from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois shares some take-home points from his article "Radiofrequency ablation for refractory gastric antral vascular ectasia" from the October issue. Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is a cause of upper GI bleeding and chronic anemia. Although upper endoscopy with argon plasma …

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Editor’s Choice- RFA for refractory gastric antral vascular ectasia

Senior Associate Editor Ian Gralnek, MD, MSHS, FASGE, recommends "Radiofrequency ablation for refractory gastric antral vascular ectasia (with video) by Tim McGorisk, MD, Kumar Krishnan, MD, Laurie Keefer, PhD, Srinadh Komanduri, MD, MS from the October issue. Despite being an open-label study with a limited number of included subjects n=21, these are emerging data on …

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