Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2006 Jun;32(6):392-396.

A Case of Dieulafoy's Lesion in the Jejunum Treated by Double Balloon Enteroscopy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Jinleeprof@hanmail.net

Abstract

Dieulafoy's lesion is an unusual cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage that results from the erosion of an abnormally large submucosal artery. In most cases, the lesion is encountered in the proximal stomach within 6 cm of the gastroesophageal junction. However, similar lesions have been reported in the antrum, duodenum, colon, and rectum. In particular, jejunal Dieulafoy's lesion Dieulafoy's lesion is an unusual cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage that results from the erosion of an abnormally large submucosal artery. In most cases, the lesion is encountered in the proximal stomach within 6 cm of the gastroesophageal junction. However, similar lesions have been reported in the antrum, duodenum, colon, and rectum. In particular, jejunal Dieulafoy's lesion is extremely rare. We report a case of jejunal Dieulafoy's lesion with recurrent and massive bleeding, which was diagnosed and treated with the double-balloon enteroscopy.

Keyword

Dieulafoy's lesion; Double balloon enteroscopy; Gastrointestinal bleeding
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