Gastric teratoma presenting as melena in the newborn: A case report

Bhardwaj, P., Thattaruparambil, V. P., Vellaisamy, G., Mahadevaiah, S., Hegde, S. | JNPM 2023;

Abstract: Melena is reported in 1 of 350 to 400 new-borns. Significant upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a neonate with an antenatally diagnosed abdominal mass has not been reported before. This case highlights an unusual presentation of a gastric teratoma and proposes a probable embryological explanation for the site of occurrence.

*Corresponding Author: 

Dr Shalini Hegde, Department of Pediatric Surgery, St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Koramangala, Bengaluru –560034, Karnataka, India. Tel.: +91 9914208942; E-mail: