Recurrent Dieulafoy’s disease with surgical management: diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasonography. D. Martínez Ares, J. Souto Ruzo, J. Yáñez López, P. Alonso. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Enfermedad de Dieulafoy duodenal: a propósito de un caso | Dieulafoy’s disease is a rare cause of bleeding in either the. Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy showed the characteristic appearance of Dieulafoy lesions—tiny punctuate lesions along the lesser curve of the.

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The current modalities of endoscopic therapies include injection, ablation, and mechanical therapy.

It can present in any part of the gastrointestinal tract. This item has received.

An uncommon cause of life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding: Galcia Editorial, SA, Video Endoscopic Sequence 10 of Video Endoscopic Sequence 5 of 8. We report a case of Dieulafoy’s disease in the duodenum of enfermesad 68 year old man presenting with haemorrhage of the upper digestive tract, which was confirmed by histologically.

Dieulafoy’s lesion – Wikipedia

When EGD has failed to locate the source of bleeding, angiography has been implemented. The image and video displaying here is a small ulceration in a gastric fold at the anterior wall of the proximal corpus.

The pediatric literature however does demonstrate that the tortuous artery with variable length may be a congenital phenomenon, yet there still is a lack of sufficient support [ 25 ].

Epinephrine around the lesion can be used dieulaofy reduce excessive bleeding but should also be managed with sclerotherapy for those with DL.


A final investigational measure which can be used when other diagnostic techniques have failed and the patient is clinically stable is a red cell scan with technetiumm. We present a case illustrating this approach by endoscopic ultrasonography, and describe the morphological substrate of this condition. They may also be located between folds, covered by a clot, located underneath gastric contents, or hidden due to pools of massive bleeding [ 29 ]. It must be emphasised, however, that anexperienced enfetmedad and a reasonable selection oftherapeutic instruments are essential to achieve a high successrate.

This tiny ulceracion which this upholstered with a sanguineous clot. It remains unclear if these lesions are inherited or acquired but no genetic mutations have yet to be discovered. As DL frequently has been found to bleed intermittently and can present in various locations that may be inaccessible by endoscopy such as the jejunum or ileum, it may be difficult to diagnose.

Hemorrhage is caused by thrombosis and perforation of an abnormally large, tortuous sub dee artery in the center of a solitary 2- to 5-mm gastric mucosal erosion, surrounded by normal-appearing mucosa.

Alternatively, in patients with refractory bleeding Interventional Radiology may be consulted for an angiogram with subselective embolization. Several patients may require repetitive endoscopies, as initial diagnostic measures may not reveal a source; however, patient hemoglobin may continue to drop.

The Diagnostic Dilemma of Dieulafoy’s Lesion

A 70 year-old female, who was hospitalized due to gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Video Endoscopic Sequence 5 of 6. Endoscopic band ligation of Dieulafoy-like lesions in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Upper Se Melena Lower Hematochezia.


Dieulafoy’s disease is an uncommon but potentially significant cause of gastrointestinal bleeding caused by a large-caliber arterial vessel in the submucosa, which causes erosion and debilitation of the surrounding mucosa and may lead to massive gastrointestinal bleeding.

Ulcers and nonvariceal bleeding. For this reason, repeat examinations may be required. Another hypothesis has suggested that a thrombosis within the artery itself may result in continuous necrosis of the arterial walls, which can in turn lead to arterial efnermedad [ 179 ]. Senger Jenna-Lynn, Kanthan Rani. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. The most commonly used diagnostic test is an esophagogastroduodenoscopy EGDwhich would demonstrate a pigmented protuberance from a vessel stump that may be surrounded with minimal erosion and lack of ulceration [ 26 ].

It is vital to focus on volume resuscitation in order to prevent consequences of end-organ damage. This has been demonstrated by histological examination of resected specimens and by postmortem examinations.

Sclerotherapy using ethanol or polidocanol has been shown to successfully control bleeding when used at four sites around the vessel and then into the vessel itself [ 939 ]. All endoscopic images shown dieulafpy this Atlas contain video clips.