Spider nevus in the stomach
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Spider nevus in the stomach

Ji Feng, Xiaodong Shao, Zhendong Liang, Xiaozhong Guo, Xingshun Qi

Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of Northern Theater Command, Shenyang 110840, China

Correspondence to: Xingshun Qi. Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of Northern Theater Command, Shenyang 110840, China. Email: xingshunqi@126.com.

Received: 05 January 2020; Accepted: 28 February 2020; Published: 30 April 2020.

doi: 10.21037/acr.2020.03.01

A 59-year-old female complained of intermittent abdominal pain for about one week at the outpatient section. She denied any history of chronic liver diseases. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed showing a dilation of superficial capillaries presenting with some tiny blood vessels radiating from the center to periphery (Figure 1) as well as gastritis and duodenitis. Neither esophageal nor gastric varices were observed. Thus, a diagnosis of spider nevus in the stomach was considered. Pantoprazole was prescribed. She is being followed.

Figure 1 Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showing a spider nevus in the gastric corpus.


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doi: 10.21037/acr.2020.03.01
Cite this article as: Feng J, Shao X, Liang Z, Guo X, Qi X. Spider nevus in the stomach. AME Case Rep 2020;4:15.