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Dieulafoy's Lesion: A Rare Location for Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Kocaeli Universty School Of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey  
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DOI: 10.5152/jemcr.2017.1816
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Key Words: Dieulafoy’s lesion, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, emergency department

Introduction: Dieulafoy’s lesion is a rare and potentially life-threatening cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Although relatively uncommon, Dieulafoy’s lesion can cause massive upper gastointestinal bleeding, especially in elderly patients.


Case Report: We report a case of Dieuolafoy’s lesion located in the esophageal diverticulum, which is a very rare location for the lesion. Emergency esophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed, and according to results, there was active bleeding in the distal esophageal diverticulum-Dieulafoy’s lesion (Forrest IA).



Conclusion: We concluded that emergency physicians should be aware that Dieulafoy’s lesion is an uncommon and potentially life-threatening cause of upper gastointestinal bleeding among elderly patients. Early diagnosis and intervention through emergency endoscopy can be very effective and life saving.

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