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Congenital Gastric Teratoma Presenting with Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Case Report and Review of Literature.

BACKGROUND: Gastric teratoma is an extremely rare tumor, representing <1% of all pediatric teratomas, and commonly manifests as a palpable abdominal mass. Upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in newborns and infants is rare and is mostly caused by a benign lesion.

CASE REPORT: We present a 3-month-old boy who presented with recurrent attacks of hematemesis, vomiting, and melena which on work up revealed a gastric teratoma.

DISCUSSION/CONCLUSION: Owing to the unique characteristics and the extreme rarity of this entity, accurate preoperative diagnosis has remained elusive.

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