In 1884 Gallard wrote the first description of a patient with a Dieulafoy's lesion . The lesion's name, however, comes from Paul Georges Dieulafoy (1839-1911), a professor of pathology at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris. In 1898 Dieulafoy described several patients with fatal GI hemorrhage and a bleeding gastric vessel without associated ulceration [2,3]. He named the lesion exulceratio simplex. Other names and descriptions can also be found in the literature and include gastric aneurysm, caliber-persistent artery, cirsoid aneurysm, and submucosal arterial malformation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Gastrointestinal Bleeding|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|
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