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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-31

Dieulafoy lesion: A rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding


1 Department of Medicine, Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Gastroenterology, Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Aswini Kumar Sahoo
Department of Medicine, Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram - 535 217, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.153312

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Dieulafoy lesion is characterized by exteriorization of a large pulsatile arterial vessel through a minimal mucosal tear surrounded by normal mucosa, causing massive and recurrent upper digestive bleeding in previously healthy patients. More frequently presented than diagnosed, with the increase of its knowledge among endoscopists, a large number of cases are expected in the literature. Dieulafoy lesion is a distinct nosologic entity that must be suspected in patients with massive digestive bleeding. Endoscopy became the procedure of choice for diagnosis and treatment of this disease.


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