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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2015, Article ID 937839, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/937839
Case Report

Massive Gastric Hemorrhage due to Dieulafoy’s Lesion in a Preterm Neonate: A Case Report and Literature Review of the Lesion in Neonates

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, ATTIKON University Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, Haidari, 12462 Athens, Greece
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, “IASO” Maternity and Children’s Hospital, 37-39 Kifisias Street, Marousi, 15123 Athens, Greece
3Department of Gastroenterology, “IASO” Maternity and Children’s Hospital, 37-39 Kifisias Street, Marousi, 15123 Athens, Greece
4Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, “IASO” Maternity and Children’s Hospital, 37-39 Kifisias Street, Marousi, 15123 Athens, Greece

Received 21 February 2015; Revised 14 May 2015; Accepted 24 May 2015

Academic Editor: Denis A. Cozzi

Copyright © 2015 Christos Salakos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Dieulafoy’s lesion is an extremely rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the neonatal age group. Till now, only 6 cases of Dieulafoy’s lesion in neonatal period have been reported in the international literature. Herein, we report an extremely rare case of Dieulafoy’s lesion in a preterm neonate.