Endoscopy 2004; 36(2): 183-185
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-814188
Case Report
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Dieulafoy’s Lesion of the Esophagus Correctly Diagnosed and Successfully Treated by the Endoscopic Injection of N-Butyl-2-Cyanoacrylate

T.  Yoshida1 , K.  Adachi2 , Y.  Tanioka1 , T.  Sasaki2 , S.  Ono2 , H.  Hanada2 , T.  Esaki2 , T.  Yagawa1 , S.  Takeo1 , Y.  Saiki1 , T.  Harada1 , K.  Okita1
  • 1Molecular Science and Applied Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • 2Saiseikai Yamaguchi General Hospital, Yamaguchi, Japan
Further Information

Publication History

Submitted 20 November 2002

Accepted after Revision 21 May 2003

Publication Date:
06 February 2004 (online)

Dieulafoy’s lesion is an arterial malformation in the subumucosal layer of the gastrointestinal tract that can cause massive bleeding. The esophagus is not a common location for this lesion. We present here a first report of Dieulafoy’s lesion of the esophagus correctly diagnosed and successfully treated by the endoscopic injection of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate.

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T. Yoshida, M. D., Ph. D.

Molecular Science and Applied Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine

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