CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 · Journal of Digestive Endoscopy 2017; 08(04): 202-204
DOI: 10.4103/jde.JDE_15_17
Case Report
Journal of Digestive Endoscopy

Rectal Dieulafoy’s Lesion: An Underrecognized Cause of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Vipul D. Yagnik
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Ronak Endo-Laparoscopy and General Surgical Hospital, Patan, Gujarat, India
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Publication Date:
25 September 2019 (online)



Dieulafoy’s lesion is a rare but potentially a life-threatening condition. It accounts for 1%–2% of acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The lesion is most frequently located in the stomach and may be located anywhere in the alimentary tract. It can be present as severe GI bleeding or chronic GI blood loss. The cause of lesion remains uncertain. The range of clinical presentation varies from acute ill hospitalized patients as well as in the newborn.