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A rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the elderly: gastric arteriovenous malformation


The frequent causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, namely peptic ulcer disease, portal hypertension, gastroduodenal erosions, and reflux esophagitis, account for approximately 80% of episodes.1 Gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to gastric arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is rarely reported in the literature.2,3 Here, we describe a new case of upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to an AVM located at the gastric tuberosity.


arteriovenous malformation, gastrointestinal bleeding.