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March 1976

Endoscopic Removal of Bleeding Brunner Gland Adenoma

Arch Surg. 1976;111(3):301. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360210095021

• A 36-year-old man had a major hematemesis because of a Brunner gland adenoma in the postbulbar portion of the duodenum. Three months later, the adenoma was successfully removed electively via endoscopic polypectomy. This is the first patient reported, to our knowledge, to have this technique for a bleeding Brunner gland adenoma.

Endoscopic surgery is a relatively new development, and the technique of polypectomy has been used primarily in the colon. Surgery via upper gastrointestinal endoscopy promises to be as useful, although a somewhat different set of precautions applies.

(Arch Surg 111:301, 1976)