Gastric Bleeding in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

Leon Kundrotas, Jan Novak, Jayne Kremzier, Michael Meenaghan, James Hassett

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We report a case of pseudoxanthoma elasticum and gastrointestinal bleeding, and document the degenerative changes of the gastric arterioles occurring over a 26‐yr period. In addition to the internal elastic lamellar degeneration and dystrophic calcification, we describe the presence, ultrastructurally, of an abnormal collagen fiber. These degenerative changes in the gastric vascular bed can be a direct cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)868-872
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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