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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(4), 110-111
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-4-5
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An Interesting Case of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Resulting from Dieulafoy’s Lesion

Krithika Suresh1, , Daniel Ortolano2, Amir Ashiq1 and Suril Patel1

1Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, USA

2Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Johnstown, PA, USA

Pub. Date: February 22, 2020

Cite this paper:
Krithika Suresh, Daniel Ortolano, Amir Ashiq and Suril Patel. An Interesting Case of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Resulting from Dieulafoy’s Lesion. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(4):110-111. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-4-5

Abstract

Dieulafoy’s lesion (DL) is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening condition. It accounts for 1-2% of acute Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. DL is an uncommon, but important cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in which hemorrhage occurs from a pinpoint, non-ulcerated arterial lesion. [1] DLs are usually located in the stomach, most commonly in people between the ages 50 and 70 years. [2] We present a case of GI bleeding resulting from Dieulafoy lesion of the stomach, successfully treated with endoscopic intervention.

Keywords:
Dieulafoy’s lesion (DL) Gastrointestinal (GI) bleed endoscopy

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