Brunner's gland


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Brun·ner's gland

(bro͝on′ərz)
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Malignant potential in a Brunner's gland hamartoma.
Iron deficiency anemia due to a Brunner's gland hamartoma.
Brunner's gland hyperplasia: an unusual cause of hemorrhagic shock.
Brunner's gland hyperplasia is usually asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (2).
Less frequently there are melena and haematemesis when erosion of the tumour occurs, which is described in Brunner's gland hyperplasia occurring beyond the first portion of the duodenum.
CT-scan and EUS examination can demonstrate the submucosal origin of Brunner's gland adenoma and exclude invasion of adjacent structures.
There are several cases of endoscopic polypectomy reported but success depends on the location and the size of Brunner's gland hyperplasia and clinical presentation.
Histological examination confirmed Brunner's gland hyperplasia, with lobular proliferation of Brunner's glands, some of which were cystically dilated.
A well-defined histopathologic classification of Brunner's gland lesions is still lacking, and the terms hyperplasia, hamartoma, adenoma and Brunneroma are currently being used without distinction (3).
Two weeks before the patient had an episode of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and underwent an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with hemostasis and biopsy of a 2cm duodenal polyp, which revealed Brunner's gland hyperplasia.
Here we report a rare case of hemorrhagic shock caused by intestinal bleeding from Brunner's gland hyperplasia.
Brunner's gland hyperplasia is usually asymptomatic and an incidental finding during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.