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Brunner's gland hamartoma presenting as a large duodenal polyp

      Brunner's gland hamartoma is a rare benign tumor of the duodenum.
      • Botsford TW
      • Crowe P
      • Crocker D
      Tumors of the small intestine.
      Less than 100 symptomatic patients are reported; the main presenting manifestations are GI hemorrhage and intestinal obstruction.
      • Kouraklis G
      • Kostakis A
      • Delladetsima J
      Hamartoma of Brunner's gland causing massive hematemesis.
      These lesions are most often located in the proximal duodenum and are usually diagnosed by endoscopy.
      • Levine JA
      • Burgart LJ
      • Batts KP
      • Wang KK
      Brunner's gland hamartomas: clinical presentation and pathological features of 27 cases.
      Symptomatic patients are usually treated by surgical excision.
      • Levine JA
      • Burgart LJ
      • Batts KP
      • Wang KK
      Brunner's gland hamartomas: clinical presentation and pathological features of 27 cases.
      This is a report of a patient presenting with recurrent episodes of melena who had a polypoid Brunner's gland hamartoma with a long stalk in the distal duodenum that was diagnosed and resected during enteroscopy.
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