Laparoscopically treated duodenal hamartoma of Brunner's glands

R Adell-Carceller, J L Salvador-Sanchís, J Navarro-Navarro, M Segarra-Soria, R García-Calvo, J Gibert-Gerez, J Colom-Costa
Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy 1997, 7 (4): 298-300
Hamartomas of Brunner's glands are extremely rare lesions, with only about 100 cases reported to date in the world literature; of these, fewer than 25 correspond to growths >2 cm in diameter. We report the case of a patient with a large (6-cm diameter) duodenal hamartoma of Brunner's glands treated by laparoscopic surgery. A review of the literature revealed no other cases via this approach.

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