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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr11.2008.1281.
Published online May 31, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.11.2008.1281
PMCID: PMC3047515
Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
Dieulafoy’s lesion with intra-abdominal haemorrhage: a novel association
Cuiping Liu,1 Yantai Zou,2 Li Wang,2 Xiqun Han,3 and Lan Bai2
1Digestive Department, NanFang Hospital, Guang Zhou, Guang Dong, 510515, China
2NanFang hospital, HuiQiao building, NangFang Hospital, GuangZhou, 510515, China
3Pathology Department, NangFang Hospital, GuangZhou, 510515, China
Correspondence to Lan Bai, blan9988/at/hotmail.com
Abstract
Dieulafoy’s lesion is an uncommon but important cause of gastrointestinal bleeding, especially with respect to the upper gastrointestinal tract wherein massive, life-threatening haemorrhage occurs from a calibre-persistent submucosal artery. This report describes a case of a 60-year-old man with gastric Dieulafoy’s lesion presenting with exogastric haemorrhage, which was diagnosed following a pathological examination.
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