Massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in an infant following cardiac surgery

J Pediatr Surg. 1987 Nov;22(11):1005-6. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(87)80497-9.


This is a case of massive upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage and hematoma formation in a 32-day-old infant following uneventful repair of congenital heart disease. Stress ulcers and gastrointestinal hemorrhage are rare complications of cardiac surgery in the young. Conservative management often fails and early surgery can be lifesaving. The etiology of this problem remains unknown and more work is needed so that effective preventive measures can be developed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / surgery
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
  • Hematoma / etiology
  • Hematoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications