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RAPD 2011
VOL 34
N6 Noviembre - Diciembre 2011

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Bendezú-García, Gálvez-Miras, and Suárez-Crespo: Cuando nada se ve.

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Cuando nada se ve.


Dieulafoy's Lesions are characterized by an arteriole in the submucosa with 1 mm minimum persistent caliber associated to a mucosal defect. It accounts for up to 4% of episodes of acute gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) and can manifest as massive bleeding that endangers the patient's life being difficult to diagnose when the bleeding has stopped. In a large percentage of cases they are located in the stomach, although there are also cases described to have been located in the esophagus, duodenum, small bowel, colon, rectum and anus.