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Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr. 2019 Mar;22(2):189-192. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5223/pghn.2019.22.2.189
Youssef A , Ibrahim A , AlShehabi Z , Omran A , Sharara AI .
Faculty of Medicine, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria.
MED Research Team, Latakia, Syria.
Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria.
Pathology Department, Al Andalus Private University, Al-Qadmous, Tartus, Syria.
Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria.
Division of Gastroenterology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. ala.sharara@aub.edu.lb
Abstract

Gastric duplication cysts (GDCs) are rare congenital anomalies. Presentation of GDCs varies from an asymptomatic abdominal mass to fulminant or massive gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Herein, we describe a case of a GDC in a 10-month-old infant presenting with unexplained massive GI hemorrhage and hematemesis. An abdominal ultrasound was negative, while computerized tomography was, initially, inaccessible. Through a series of repeated esophagogastroduodenoscopies, we documented penetration of the GDC into the gastric cavity that was later confirmed by computerized tomography. The patient was treated successfully with surgical resection.

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