Giant Duodenal Hamartoma with Gastro Duodenal Intussusception Treated with Whipple OperationKassab P1*, Ilias EJ1, Castro OAP1, Nara F1, Thuler FR1, Freitas Jr W1, Mancini FC1, da Silva PF1, Jukemura J2 and Malheiros CAM1
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- Kassab P
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Received date: April 22, 2016; Accepted date: May 26, 2016; Published date: May 31, 2016
Citation: Kassab P, Ilias EJ, Castro OAP, Nara F, Thuler FR, et al. (2016) Giant Duodenal Hamartoma with Gastro Duodenal Intussusception Treated with Whipple Operation. J Clin Case Rep 6: 802. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000802
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Duodenal Brünner gland hamartomas are usually asymptomatic and benign. They are relatively rare with around 300 cases described in the literature. In general the patients present mild symptoms, sometimes with silent bleeding leading the patient to anemia. In other cases they may present an acute episode of bleeding or obstruction1. In cases of bigger tumors, occupying almost the total duodenal lumen, the endoscopic treatment is difficult.