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