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Hyperplasia of Brunner's glands. Radiology, endoscopy and biopsy findings in 11 cases of diffuse, nodular and adenomatous form.


Eleven cases of hyperplasia of Brunner's glands are reported including 10 cases of diffuse and nodular type and one case of Brunnerian polyadenomatosis. Histological changes were identified in aspiration biopsy specimens and termed "biopsy indication of hyperplasia of Brunner's glands". Polypoid pattern seen roentgenologically and endoscopically in the case of the adenomatous type was constant whereas in the case of the diffuse and nodular type it was not constant; it is suggested that this is due to irregular contraction of muscularis mucosae disrupted by protruding Brunner's glands. Most patients had epigastric distress; less than half had duodenitis.

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