Rapid Communication| Volume 48, ISSUE 1, e39-e41, January 2013

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Embolization of a bleeding Dieulafoy lesion of the duodenum in a child. Case report and review of the literature


      We report an adolescent with chronic, recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in whom extensive prior investigations failed to reveal the source of bleeding. Angiography accurately identified a bleeding Dieulafoy lesion of the duodenum which was successfully embolized. The clinical history, angiographic appearances and treatment of this rare lesion are presented.

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