Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V06150526
Treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia with endoscopic banding
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is an important cause of gastro-intestinal bleeding. An 81-year-old male twice experienced severe anaemia as a result of GAVE. On the second occasion he was treated with endoscopic banding, and since he kept a stable haemoglobin level. GAVE has previously been treated which several different methods. Recently, endoscopic band ligation has, however, emerged as a new treatment of GAVE. Endoscopic band ligation has proven to be a safe and efficient treatment of GAVE.