Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2004 Mar;28(3):146-150.

A Case of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Caused by Dieulafoy-like Lesions of the Stomach and Rectum in a Patient with Chronic Renal Failure

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine College of Medicine The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. yscho@catholic.ac.kr


Dieulafoy's lesion is a very rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding that occurs after rupture of an exposed submucosal artery. The majority of lesions are found in the stomach, but rarely it has also been identified in the duodenum, small bowel, colon and rectum. We describe a 78-year-old female with chronic renal failure who presented with melena and was subsequently found to have a Dieufaloy-like lesion in the stomach. The bleeding was successfully managed by endoscopic hemoclipping. During the follow-up, massive gastrointestinal bleeding was developed by a Dieulafoy-like lesion in the rectum. This lesion was managed by endoscopic band ligation, but there was recurrent bleeding from the ulcer site. The ulcer site was locally excised and primary closure was carried out.


Dieulafoy-like lesion; Gastrointestinal bleeding; Chronic renal failure
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