Dieulafoy's lesion of the esophagus as a probable complication of Takayasu's arteritis

Johichi Usui, Hiroyuki Takemura, Takamichi Yuhara, Takao Akama, Hiroshi Suzuki, Kazuhide Yamane, Takayuki Sumida

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Abstract

Dieulafoy's lesion is an abnormal submucosal artery in the gastrointestinal tract characterized by massive gastrointestinal bleeding. We describe a patient who developed Dieulafoy's lesion of the esophagus in the course of isolated pulmonary Takayasu's arteritis. Angiographic findings indicated a relationship between pulmonary arterial involvement of Takayasu's disease and Dieulafoy's lesion of the esophagus. This observation represents the first report of the association between Takayasu's arteritis and Dieulafoy's lesion of the esophagus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-456
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb 11
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dieulafoy's lesion
  • Esophageal ulcer
  • Hematemesis
  • Takayasu's arteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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    Usui, J., Takemura, H., Yuhara, T., Akama, T., Suzuki, H., Yamane, K., & Sumida, T. (1999). Dieulafoy's lesion of the esophagus as a probable complication of Takayasu's arteritis. Journal of Rheumatology, 26(2), 454-456.