Dieulafoy lesion

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This is a ruptured ectatic submucosal artery.

The abnormal vessel is generally located in the stomach (1)

This lesion is an uncommon cause of a massive upper gastrointestinal bleed.

Dieulafoy lesions typically rebleed and require surgical treatment.

Reference:

  • Crotty B (1994). Haematemesis and melaena. Medicine International, 22(6), 231-5.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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