BRUNNER'S GLAND HAMARTOMA: A CASE REPORT
M. A. Lkousse*, K. Gharbi, A. Elfarouki, Y. Ismail, J. Atmani, A. Aiterrami, S. Oubaha, Z. Semlani, K. Krati
Adenomas or hamartomas of the Brunner glands are small benign lesions, extremely rare and most often discovered by chance during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. These lesions tend to be asymptomatic, but patients may present with symptoms of duodenal obstruction or bleeding. Histologically, a Brunner's adenoma comprises the cells components of the Brunner gland, fat and muscle cells. We report the case of a 64-year-old woman with chronic epigastric pain secondary to a lesion in the second duodenum. The lesion was successfully removed by surgery. No significant complications were observed. Histology was compatible with a hamartoma of the Brunner's gland.
Keywords: Brunner's glands, adenoma, duodenum, esogastroduodenal fibroscopy.
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