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Intramural duodenal haematoma in a child post-endoscopic biopsy
  1. Dafalla Rahamtalla1,
  2. Yusriya Al Rawahi1,
  3. Hamda Al Abri2 and
  4. Yasser Wali1,3
  1. 1Department of Child Health, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
  2. 2Pediatric, Oman Medical Speciality Board, Al-Athaiba, Oman
  3. 3Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yasser Wali; yasser_wali{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Intramural duodenal haematoma is a rare complication of endoscopic biopsy. Though other causes such as blunt abdominal trauma are more common, it remains a rare problem in paediatric population. In this article, we report a patient who developed intramural duodenal haematoma following an endoscopic biopsy that was performed to look for evidence of gut graft versus host disease.

  • Endoscopy
  • GI bleeding
  • Haematology (incl blood transfusion)
  • Paediatric oncology

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Footnotes

  • Contributors DR, YAR, HAA and YW were involved in study conception and design, data analysis, writing of the initial draft, critical revision of the submitted manuscript and are the guarantors of the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.