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Bleeding duodenal ulcer with ovarian torsion—a rare presentation in neonates
  1. Saikat Patra,
  2. Pavan Kalamdani,
  3. Thaslima Kalathingal and
  4. Jayashree Mondkar
  1. Department of Neonatology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Saikat Patra; dr.saikatpatra{at}


Massive upper gastrointestinal bleed is an emergency in newborns. Common causes are coagulopathy and thrombocytopenia. Stress-induced duodenal ulcer has also been reported as an unusual cause for massive upper gastrointestinal bleed. Managing such cases requires correct diagnosis and prompt treatment to prevent catastrophic complications. We report a case of bleeding duodenal ulcer probably secondary to ovarian torsion.

  • gastrointestinal system
  • paediatrics (drugs and medicines)
  • neonatal intensive care

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  • Contributors All authors were involved in patient care, manuscript write up and editing of the manuscript.

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