Massive rectal bleeding from a Dieulafoy's type ulcer of the rectum: a review of this unusual disease.

Abstract

Dieulafoy's ulcer is an uncommon lesion that usually presents with massive bleeding. Although it has been observed, for the most part, in the stomach, it has also been identified in the small bowel and colon. Both endoscopy and angiography have been used for diagnosis; however, endoscopy has had a high failure rate for localizing colonic disease during… (More)

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