Retrograde gastric mucosal prolapse as a cause of haematemesis

G. P. Young, R. J.S. Thomas, A. J. Wall

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Three cases of hematemesis associated with alcohol abuse are described. Early fibreoptic endoscopical examination in each showed a focal, well demarcated area of gastric mucosal hemorrhage, close to the esophagogastric junction. Two patients showed prolapse of the lesion into the lower part of the esophagus, and the third had coexistent Mallory Weiss tears. The observations suggest that forceful vomiting is responsible for this lesion, by causing abrupt retrograde gastroesophageal prolapse. The prognosis of the lesion appears good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-489
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1976
Externally publishedYes


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