January 1981

Occult Bleeding From a Perforated Gastric Duplication in an Infant

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.

Arch Surg. 1981;116(1):122. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380130098022

• We report what we believe is the first case of a perforated gastric duplication with occult intraperitoneal hemorrhage and massive abdominal distention in the neonatal period. At operation, a perforated ulcer on the free anterior surface of the duplication was identified and the entire cyst excised by submucosal dissection.

(Arch Surg 116:122, 1981)