Hamartoma of Brunner's glands causing massive haematemesis

G Kouraklis, A Kostakis, J Delladetsima
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 1994, 29 (9): 841-3

BACKGROUND: Brunner's gland hamartomas are very uncommon lesions and are usually asymptomatic.

METHODS: A 77-year-old man was urgently operated on for massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding, associated with haematemesis.

RESULTS: A 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm mass arising from the anterior aspect of the first part of the duodenum was found. Histologic examination showed groups of Brunner-type glands without atypia; these coexisted with heterotopic pancreatic acini and ducts.

CONCLUSIONS: This is a very rare cause of massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding and may easily be confused with bleeding from a peptic ulcer.

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