Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

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

Dieulafoy lesion: A rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding


Aswini Kumar Sahoo1, Sudhasmita Rauta2, Mohapatra Subash Chandra1, Md Akbar3, Prasnna Kumar Padhy1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aswini Kumar Sahoo
Department of Medicine, Maharajah«SQ»s Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Vizianagaram - 535 217, Andhra Pradesh
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Sahoo AK, Rauta S, Chandra MS, Akbar M, Padhy PK. Dieulafoy lesion: A rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2015;4:30-31


How to cite this URL:
Sahoo AK, Rauta S, Chandra MS, Akbar M, Padhy PK. Dieulafoy lesion: A rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Jan 29 ];4:30-31
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