Jejunal Dieulafoy lesion with intraintestinal calcification
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A Dieulafoy lesion is a rare cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, especially in the jejunum, and the presence of calcifications on CT might be suspicious of the diagnosis.

Authors describe a 72-year-old woman with anemia and melena. Hemoglobin was 6.0 g/dL, and the stools were positive for occult blood (4+). Blood pressure was 116/54 mm Hg. Physical examination showed pale face and pitting edema in both lower limbs. Abdominal computerized tomography showed calcification in the small intestine of the left lower abdomen. Capsule endoscopy showed a blood clot.

Dieulafoy lesion was diagnosed. Single balloon endoscopy was performed via the oral approach and showed a blood clot on the suspected submucosal tumor of jejunum. A hemostatic clip was placed at the base of the lesion to allow the surgeon to locate it during the operation. Laparoscopy was performed, and the lesion was resected.

The postoperative pathology showed a Dieulafoy lesion. The lower extremity edema subsided. GI bleeding did not recur over 1 year of follow-up, and hemoglobin was 12.2 g/dL. A Dieulafoy lesion is a rare cause of GI bleeding, and it is even rarer in the jejunum.

A Dieulafoy lesion does not have special imaging features, but the presence of calcifications in the small intestine on computerized tomography might be suspicious of the diagnosis. When endoscopic treatment is difficult, surgical treatment could be considered.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/md-journal/Fulltext/2021/06250/Jejunal_Dieulafoy_lesion_with_intraintestinal.9.aspx
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