Volume 11 Issue 1&2 2022 (Published Jan 24, 2022)

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A Case Study of Unusual Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diuelafoys lesion, Alcohol and Pancreatitis

Mohamad A. Bajubair



Initial gastrointestinal endoscopy is effective in diagnosing up to 70% of patients. Several endoscopies may be required with 6% of patients, requiring three or more to establish the diagnosis. Angiography and/or red cell scanning can be used when endoscopy fails to diagnose a doubtful case. The mortality rate has decreased dramatically due to advancement in both diagnostic and therapeutic tools. This is a report a 36-year-old male, presented with recurrent hematemesis and melena, and diagnosed endoscopically with diuelafoy lesion. He was successfully treated with epinephrine injection and argon plasma coagulation.

Keywords:  Diuelafoy, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Hematemesis, Melena, Alcohol.