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Management of Dieulafoy’s Lesions

  • Seraina K. Faes
  • Brian R. Untch
  • Claire Edwards
  • John Turner
  • Martin Poleski
  • Douglas S. Tyler
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Abstract

In 1884 Gallard wrote the first description of a patient with a Dieulafoy’s lesion [1]. The lesion’s name, however, comes from Paul Georges Dieulafoy (1839–1911), a professor of pathology at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris. In 1898 Dieulafoy described several patients with fatal GI hemorrhage and a bleeding gastric vessel without associated ulceration [2,3]. He named the lesion exulceratio simplex. Other names and descriptions can also be found in the literature and include gastric aneurysm, caliber-persistent artery, cirsoid aneurysm, and submucosal arterial malformation.

Keywords

Hemorrhagic Shock Epinephrine Injection Massive Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Partial Gastric Resection Gastrointestinal Mucosal Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seraina K. Faes
    • 1
  • Brian R. Untch
    • 2
  • Claire Edwards
    • 1
  • John Turner
    • 3
  • Martin Poleski
    • 4
  • Douglas S. Tyler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Surgery; General Surgery Residency Training ProgramDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  4. 4.Department of MedicineDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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