Dieulafoy's lesion

Yuk Tong Lee*, Russell S. Walmsley, Rupert W L Leong, Joseph J Y Sung

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Dieulafoy's lesion (DL), also know as cirsoid aneurysm I and submucosal arterial malformation, was originally described by Gallard in 1884 and designated
"exulceratio simplex" by the French surgeon Georges Dieulafoy 14 years later. Dieulafoy believed that the lesion was the first stage of a gastric ulcer, the progression of which was interrupted by the occurrence of bleeding. Advances in endoscopic therapeutic methods have greatly decreased the associated mortality, but DL remains one of the most difficult diagnoses and somewhat of a pathologic
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-243
Number of pages8
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003


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