A rare case of duodenal Dieulafoy’s lesion managed by endoscopic band ligation
Keywords:Dieulafoy’s lesion, Duodenal Dieulafoy’s, GI bleed, Banding
Dieulafoy's lesion is an uncommon but important cause of recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Extragastric location of Dieulafoy's lesion is rare. We report a case of duodenal Dieulafoy's lesion which was successfully managed by banding. Fifty-year-old presented with recurrent upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleed and severe anemia with history of multiple blood transfusions and OGD scope showed dieulafoy’s lesion in the second part of duodenum (D2), which was successfully managed by banding. Endoscopic diagnosis of extragastric Dieulafoy's lesion can be difficult because of the small size and obscure location of the lesion. Increased awareness and careful and early endoscopic evaluation following the bleeding episode are the key to accurate diagnosis. Banding is one of the safest, cost effective endoscopic modalities for control of bleeding.
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