DIEULAFOY’S LESION: A LIFE THREATENING DISASTER EASILY MISSED

S.K Adhikari RR Kansakar R, B Basnet,

Abstract


A 45 year old gentleman was admitted in the gastromedicine department and managed conservatively for upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was done twice which identified the site of bleeding but specific nature of the lesion could not be diagnosed. When his condition deteriorated due to massive bleed, he was transferred to gastrosurgery department and emergency laparotomy performed, a vascular lesion was identified and resected. On histopathological examination the lesion was compatible with Dieulafoy’s malformation.

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