Pancreas Sparing Resection for Giant Hamartoma of Brunner's Glands

JOP. 2009 Mar 9;10(2):196-9.


Context: Benign proliferative changes of the Brunner's glands account for about 10% of neoplasias of the duodenal bulb.

Case report: The authors present a case of giant hamartoma of Brunner's glands. The patient presented clinically with vague epigastric discomfort. A pancreas-sparing duodenal resection was performed. The patient made an uneventful recovery and is well at a one year follow-up. The diagnosis was established on histopathology.

Conclusion: Duodenal hamartomas are rare and may become very large, mandating surgical removal. A pancreas-sparing duodenal resection is one of the modalities of treating such lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brunner Glands / pathology
  • Brunner Glands / surgery*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Duodenal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Duodenal Diseases / surgery*
  • Duodenum / pathology
  • Duodenum / surgery
  • Female
  • Hamartoma / diagnosis
  • Hamartoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy / methods
  • Treatment Outcome