Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 332–334 | Cite as

Combined use of laparoscopy and endoscopy in diagnosing and treating dieulafoy's vascular malformations of the stomach

  • G. S. Ferzli
  • G. Ozuner
  • J. Shaps
  • T. Kiel
Case Reports


We present the case of a 70-year-old female successfully treated for a bleeding Dieulafoy's gastric lesion with a combined laparoscopic/endoscopic approach. An increasing percentage of surgery is now being performed laparoscopically and the authors feel that combined laparoscopic/endoscopic surgery offers advantages to the patient over either of these methods individually and over open surgery. This report demonstrates that a bleeding point anywhere on the gastric wall is amenable to laparoscopic intervention if the localization techniques we describe are utilized.

Key words

Laparoscopy Endoscopy Gastrointestinal hemorrhage 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Ferzli
    • 1
  • G. Ozuner
    • 1
  • J. Shaps
    • 2
  • T. Kiel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStaten Island University HospitalStaten IslandUSA
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyStaten Island University HospitalStaten IslandUSA

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