Brunner's glands


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Brunner's glands

[′brən·ərz ‚glanz]
(anatomy)
Simple, branched, tubular mucus-secreting glands in the submucosa of the duodenum in mammals. Also known as duodenal glands; glands of Brunner.
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The biological behaviour of Brunner's gland hyperplasia is also unknown.
Brunner's gland hyperplasia is usually asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (2).
Less frequently there are melena and haematemesis when erosion of the tumour occurs, which is described in Brunner's gland hyperplasia occurring beyond the first portion of the duodenum.
CT-scan and EUS examination can demonstrate the submucosal origin of Brunner's gland adenoma and exclude invasion of adjacent structures.
There are several cases of endoscopic polypectomy reported but success depends on the location and the size of Brunner's gland hyperplasia and clinical presentation.
He underwent two upper gastrointestinal endoscopies for hemostasis of Brunner's gland hyperplasia, but he remained symptomatic with melena and tachycardia, and low hematocrit / hemoglobin level with increasing transfusion requirements.
Brunner's gland hyperplasia is a rare entity which is usually diagnosed and treated by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Brunner's gland hamartomas: clinical presentation and pathological features of 27 cases.
Gastric outlet obstruction by Brunner's gland hyperplasia in an 8-year-old child.
Molecular anatomy of an endodermal gland: investigations on mucus glycoproteins and cell turnover in Brunner's glands of Didelphis virginiana using lectins and PCNA immunoreactivity.
Endoscopic resection of a large Brunner's gland adenoma.