Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 14, 2020; 26(30): 4557-4563
Published online Aug 14, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i30.4557
Endoscopic full-thickness resection to treat active Dieulafoy's disease: A case report
Shan Yu, Xiao-Ming Wang, Xin Chen, Hong-Yan Xu, Guang-Jie Wang, Na Ni, Yu-Xin Sun
Shan Yu, Xiao-Ming Wang, Xin Chen, Hong-Yan Xu, Guang-Jie Wang, Na Ni, Yu-Xin Sun, Department of Gastroenterology, Panzhihua Central Hospital, Panzhihua 617067, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Yu S and Wang XM designed the research; Wang XM and Sun YX performed the research; Chen X, Xu HY, Ni N and Wang GJ collected the data; Yu S wrote the paper.
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Corresponding author: Xiao-Ming Wang, Chief Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, Panzhihua Central Hospital, No. 34 Yikang Street, Panzhihua 617067, Sichuan Province, China.
Received: March 29, 2020
Peer-review started: March 29, 2020
First decision: April 26, 2020
Revised: May 6, 2020
Accepted: July 15, 2020
Article in press: July 15, 2020
Published online: August 14, 2020
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Core Tip

Core tip: Gastric Dieulafoy’s disease, also known as gastric submucosal constant-diameter arterial malformation, can occur in any part of the digestive tract but is most common in the esophagus and within 6 cm of the gastroesophageal junction. The main symptoms of this disease are recurrent vomiting and tar-like stool. In severe cases, patients can develop hemorrhagic shock, and the mortality rate is high. We performed enlarged local endoscopic full-thickness resection of the gastric wall and abdominal constant-diameter artery with suturing of the gastric wall. We report a case diagnosed as Dieulafoy’s disease. This is the first case of Dieulafoy's disease treated by this method.