Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 63, Issue 5, pp 1363–1365 | Cite as

Heterotopic Pancreas: A Rare Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Children

Case Report


Heterotopic pancreas Malena Hematemesis Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) Video capsule endoscopy 


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Each author has substantially contributed to the manuscript and approved the final version.

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The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryLeicester Royal InfirmaryLeicesterUK

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