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March 1977

Brunner Gland Adenoma of the DuodenumResection Through the Fiberoptic Endoscope

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(3):306-307. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370030078013

• We present a case of polypoid adenoma of the Brunner glands of the duodenum. The patient had upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Correct diagnosis of a polypoid mass in the first portion of the duodenum as the cause of bleeding was made, and the lesion was resected endoscopically via an endoscope, using a cautery snare. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of resection of a Brunner gland adenoma with endoscopy, and we hope to encourage the use of this technique for removal of polypoid lesions of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

(Arch Surg 112:306-307, 1977)