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Case Report Massive bleeding from a rectal Dieulafoy lesion in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis
Young Hoon Choi, Jong Ryeol Eun, Jae Ho Han, Hyun Lim, Jung A Shin, Gun Hwa Lee, Seung Hee Lee
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2017;34(1):88-90
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2017.34.1.88
Published online: June 30, 2017
Department of Internal Medicine, Myongji Hospital, Seonam Univeristy College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. dreundavis@gmail.com
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Although Dieulafoy lesion can occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, its occurrence in the rectum is rare. Rectal Dieulafoy lesions have been associated with advanced age, renal failure, burns, liver transplantation and cirrhosis. Here, we report on a case of massive bleeding from a rectal Dieulafoy lesion after lung decortication surgery in a 57-year-old male patient with alcoholic cirrhosis. Although rare, a rectal Dieulafoy lesion should be included in the differential diagnosis of massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding in a patient with cirrhosis.

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