Duodenal intussusception of Brunner's gland adenoma mimicking a pancreatic tumour

Med J Malaysia. 2010 Dec;65(4):311-2.


Brunner's gland adenoma is a rare benign tumour of the duodenum. It is usually asymptomatic but may occasionally present with gastrointestinal haemorrhage and obstruction. We report a 40-year old lady, presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and was found to have prolapsed and intussuscepted Brunner's gland adenoma of the duodenum, which mimicked the appearance of a tumour in the head of pancreas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / complications
  • Adenoma / diagnosis*
  • Adult
  • Brunner Glands / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Duodenal Neoplasms / complications
  • Duodenal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intussusception / etiology*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis