Recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by a giant brunneroma - Report of a case treated endoscopically

K. Yassin, E. Vlodavsky, R. Eliakim

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Abstract

Background: Brunner glands are normally found in the duodenal bulb. Occasional enlargement of the Brunner glands may appear as granular mounds. Objective: A case of a 34-year-old male who followed recurrent melena, was found to have a giant Brunner's gland polyp of the duodenum. Results: The Giant Brunner's gland polyp was removed endoscopically. The literature regarding giant Brunner gland polyps/hyperplasia is reviewed. Conclusion: Giant brunner's gland polyps can be safely removed endoscopically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalGastrointestinal Oncology
Volume4
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brunner gland hyperplasia
  • Giant Bruneroma
  • Melena
  • Polypectomy

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