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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The American Journal of Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - Aug 1988|
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