Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
Vol. 68, No. 6, 2006, pp. 325-327
Bioline Code: is06095
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 6, 2006, pp. 325-327
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Case Report-Anorectal Dieulafoy's lesion|
Gupta Ajay, Chabbra Mohnish
Dieulafoy's lesion is a rare but well-recognized cause of life-threatening bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, especially upper gastrointestinal tract, resulting due to rupture of an exposed submucous artery. With the advances in endoscopy and awareness of Dieulafoy's lesion as the cause of massive bleeding in the anorectal region, it has gained the reputation of an unusual but important cause of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage also. We describe a 45-year-old female with a Dieulafoy's lesion at the anorectal junction who presented with massive lower gastrointestinal bleed. Endoscopic management was tried but failed and the patient was managed surgically. A brief review of the relevant literature is also presented.
Anorectal, dieulafoy's lesion, hematochezia