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Definition: 'Dieulafoy Lesion'

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Dieulafoy lesion

Type: Term

Pronunciation: dyū-lah-fwah′

Definitions:
1. an abnormally large submucosal artery located in the proximal stomach that may be the site of acute and recurrent episodes of massive hemorrhage.



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