DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjae122 ISSN: 2042-8812

A diagnostic dilemma: a case report of concomitant duodenal Dieulafoy lesion and gastric ulcer

Lauren Wallace, Peter J Gallagher
  • Surgery


Dieulafoy lesions (DL) are an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding which is often difficult to diagnose due to the rarity of the condition and varying clinical presentations. This case describes an unusual presentation of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in an 85-year-old female with findings on two separate gastroscopies of both a gastric ulcer and duodenal DL. The pathophysiology of DL remains poorly understood and despite shared risk factors, these two pathologies are rarely reported concurrently. The presence of a concomitant gastric ulcer further complicated the diagnosis and treatment of the duodenal DL in this case. This highlights the importance of clinician awareness of this pathology and its presentation and the need for early repeat endoscopy.

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