Unveiling Dieulafoy’s Lesion: A Case Report on Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Caused by Dieulafoy’s Lesion

Praveena R Prasad

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marayamuttom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Ahalya U

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marayamuttom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Shaiju S Dharan

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marayamuttom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Drishya L *

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marayamuttom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Dhanya Dharman

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marayamuttom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Dieulafoy’s lesion is a rare entity, mostly found in stomach (53%), followed by the duodenum or jejunum (33%) and lastly colon or rectum (13%). Although relatively infrequent, Dieulafoy’s lesion indicates an important etiology of acute gastrointestinal bleeding because of its predisposition to cause massive, life-threatening and recurrent bleeding. We report a female patient with clinical presentation of hematemesis and melena for 2 day’s duration.

Keywords: Dieulafoy’s lesion, endoscopy band ligation, hemostasis


How to Cite

R Prasad, Praveena, Ahalya U, Shaiju S Dharan, Drishya L, and Dhanya Dharman. 2024. “Unveiling Dieulafoy’s Lesion: A Case Report on Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Caused by Dieulafoy’s Lesion”. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports 17 (3):10-14. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijmpcr/2024/v17i3384.

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