Document Detail

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    
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.
Daniele Pironi; Maurizio Vendettuoli; Gabriele La Gioia; Stefano Arcieri; Angelo Filippini
Related Documents :
11570914 - An unusual presentation of calciphylaxis due to primary hyperparathyroidism.
8503394 - Primary biliary cirrhosis associated with ulcerative colitis.
15237934 - Coexistence of a pituitary macroadenoma and pheochromocytoma--a case report and review ...
4064504 - Computed tomographic appearances and clinical features of prolactin-secreting pituitary...
22583054 - Self-other knowledge asymmetries in personality pathology.
21720414 - An unusual eyelid lump: unsuspected embedded contact lens for up to 40 years. two cases...
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    
Department of Surgical Sciences, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Adenoma / complications*,  surgery
Brunner Glands*
Duodenal Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Gastric metastasis from breast carcinoma. Report of three cases, diagnostic-therapeutic critical clo...
Next Document:  Management of a large abdominal wall desmoid tumor during pregnancy. Case report.