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Related to Dieulafoy lesion: aortoenteric fistula
an abnormally large submucosal artery located in the proximal stomach that may be the site of acute and recurrent episodes of massive hemorrhage.
Dieu·la·foy le·sion(dyū-lah-fwah' lē'zhŭn)
An abnormally large submucosal artery located in the proximal stomach, which may be the site of acute and recurrent episodes of massive hemorrhage.
A vascular defect in the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract (typically the stomach, but sometimes other organs) in which an arteriole protrudes into the lumen and bleeds briskly. Dieulafoy lesions are an uncommon cause of massive gastrointestinal blood loss. The bleeding can be controlled with cauterization, rubber banding, wedge resection, or other techniques.
See also: Dieulafoy, Georges
Dieulafoy,Georges, French physician, 1839-1911.
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Dieulafoy vascular malformation of the stomach