Use of Over-the-Scope Clip as First Choice to Treat Gastric Dieulafoy Lesions

Attila Onmez, Serkan Torun


Dieulafoy lesion is a rarely seen, superficial vascular lesion of the gastric mucosa that can lead to severe and recurrent bleeding which can be life-threatening. It is characterized by massive hemorrhages that can occur as a result of protrusion of a large artery from a submucosal defect. Endoscopic injection and mechanical and thermal methods are frequently used in traditional treatment. Herein, we presented a 61-year-old women who was admitted with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage owing to Dieulafoy lesion who was successfully treated with over-the-scope clip as the first choice of treatment.


Dieulafoy lesion, Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, Over-the-scope clip

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