2005, Number 2
Rev Med Hosp Gen Mex 2005; 68 (2)
Gastric angiodysplasia. Gastric angiodysplasia. A cause of digestive tract hemorrhage. Report of two cases
Torres-Muñoz R, Lazos-Ochoa M, Macías DM
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ABSTRACTAngiodysplasia is a vascular dilation that affect submucosal veins, venules and capillary vessels of the mucosa of diverse organs. The etiology of angiodysplasia is unknown, although most of them are acquired as a result of a degenerative process associated with aging. The sites affected more frequently are the gastrointestinal tract, uterus and bladder. In the gastrointestinal tract most the of cases are detected in the cecum and ascending colon.. The incidence of AD in the upper gastrointestinal tract is unknown and lesions occur most often in the stomach, followed by the duodenum. We present two cases of gastric AD in which the cause of death was hypovolemic shock as a consequence of upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding.