Brunner's gland hamartoma: 'over-treatment' of a voluminous mass simulating a malignancy of the pancreatic-duodenal area.

@article{Iusco2005BrunnersGH,
  title={Brunner's gland hamartoma: 'over-treatment' of a voluminous mass simulating a malignancy of the pancreatic-duodenal area.},
  author={Domenico Rosario Iusco and Luigi Roncoroni and Vincenzo Violi and Enrico Donadei and Leopoldo Sarli},
  journal={JOP : Journal of the pancreas},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={348-53}
}
CONTEXT Brunner's gland hyperplasia is rarely associated with clinical symptoms. Most of the lesions are less than 1 cm in diameter and accounts for about 6.8% of all endoscopically removed duodenal polyps. When symptoms occur, this hyperplasia can be effectively treated with endoscopy. However, when the lesion is too large to pass through the endoscopic snare, endoscopic treatment is not possible and surgical treatment is necessary. This treatment may vary from local excision to more complex… CONTINUE READING