Dieulafoy's Lesion and Granulomatosis With Polyangitis
Corpus Christi Medical Center
GI hemorrhages, hiatal hernia, ulcers
Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases
Commonly located in the proximal stomach, Dieulafoy's lesions are a result of small vessel dilation that can result in GI hemorrhages. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a systemic small-vessel vasculitis, usually involves the respiratory tract, kidneys, skin, and joints. Although GI symptoms are uncommon, previous cases have shown an association between Dieulafoy's lesions and other systemic vasculitides, including Buerger's disease and HSP. This case suggests a possible link between Dieulafoy's lesion and granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
Publisher or Conference
American Journal of Gastroenterology
Kapadia D, Bhagavathula A. Dieulafoy’s Lesion and Granulomatosis With Polyangitis: 2005. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019;114(2019 ACG Annual Meeting Abstracts):S1122. doi:10.14309/01.ajg.0000597552.69655.3d