Large Brunner's Gland Adenoma: Case Report and Literature Review

World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Mar 28;12(12):1966-8. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i12.1966.


Brunner's gland adenoma (BGA) is a very rare benign tumour of the duodenum, which is usually asymptomatic and discovered incidentally at endoscopy. Occasionally, this lesion may be large, causing upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage or intestinal obstruction. The case had a large Brunner's gland adenoma, presenting melena that was managed by endoscopic excision.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / diagnosis*
  • Adenoma / pathology
  • Adenoma / surgery
  • Brunner Glands / pathology*
  • Brunner Glands / surgery
  • Duodenal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Duodenal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Duodenal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged