I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2022 Dec 02

Medicine (Baltimore)



Severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding caused by rectal Dieulafoy’s lesion: Case reports and literature review.


Han P, Lei Y, Hou W, Chen N, Liu J, Tian D, Guo Q, Yan W
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Dec 02; 101(48):e32031.
PMID: 36482623.


Dieulafoy's lesion are relatively rare and can cause severe gastrointestinal bleeding. A Dieulafoy's lesion is defined as an artery that erodes the overlying epithelium without the presence of an ulcer. Bleeding in Dieulafoy's lesion predominantly involves the proximal stomach and upper gastrointestinal tract and is rarely observed in the lower gastrointestinal tract.