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Vol. 80. Issue 4.
Pages 278-279 (October - December 2015)
Vol. 80. Issue 4.
Pages 278-279 (October - December 2015)
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Dieulafoy's lesion: A case report
Lesión de Dieulafoy: reporte de un caso
S. Rodríguez-Jacoboa,
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, J.S. Jacobo-Karamb
a Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Monterrey, Durango, Durango, Mexico
b Hospital General 450, Secretaría de Salud Durango, Durango, Durango, Mexico
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Dieulafoy's lesion

A 26-year-old man suffered from chronic alcoholism and had multiple body tatoos and perforations. Illness began 5 days prior to hospital admission with hematemesis and recurrent melena and he presented with hemodynamic decompensation and shock. The patient stated that he did not take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents or other drugs and he had no signs of peptic acid disease. Physical examination revealed blood pressure of 80/40mmHg, heart rate 130min, generalized pallor, diaphoresis, and no hepatopathy stigmata. Laboratory work-up reported: hemoglobin 3.62mg/dl, MCV 93.2μ3, MCH 34.2g/dl, leukocytes 7,470mm3, and platelets 151,000mm3. Blood chemistry showed normal serum electrolytes and liver function tests; AcHC, HBsAg, and HIV were negative. Liver ultrasound was normal. Endoscopy revealed Dieulafoy's lesion in the gastric fundus at 4cm from the cardia with active bleeding (figs. 1 and 2). Sclerotherapy with polidocanol at 1% was performed and bleeding was controlled (fig. 3). The patient remained asymptomatic and was released one week later with Hb of 9.2mg/dl.

Figure 1.

Active bleeding.

Figure 2.

Sclerosis of the Dieulafoy's lesion.

Figure 3.

Control of bleeding.

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Please cite this article as: Rodríguez-Jacobo S, Jacobo-Karam JS. Lesión de Dieulafoy: reporte de un caso. Revista de Gastroenterología de México. 2015;80:278–279.

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