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A large Brunner's gland adenoma: an unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20726394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Brunner's gland adenoma is a rare benign tumour of the duodenum. His most common location is the posterior wall of the duodenum near the junction of its first and second portion. It is usually small and asymptomatic often discovered incidentally with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, but sometimes may become large causing symptoms (haemorrhage or intestinal obstruction). We report a rare case of a very large Brunner's gland adenoma in a 38-year-old female presenting with severe anaemia but without obstructive symptoms and detected by ultrasonography. The tumour was managed by surgical removal and during a six month follow-up the patient remained symptom-free without any recurrence. The literature on Brunner's gland adenoma is reviewed.
Authors:
Daniele Pironi; Maurizio Vendettuoli; Gabriele La Gioia; Stefano Arcieri; Angelo Filippini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annali italiani di chirurgia     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0003-469X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ital Chir     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-23     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372343     Medline TA:  Ann Ital Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgical Sciences, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. danielepironi@virgilio.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adenoma / complications*,  surgery
Adult
Brunner Glands*
Duodenal Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery
Female
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
Humans

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