Safe endoscopic resection using a detachable snare: Large pedunculated Brunner's gland hyperplasia

Masaru Kubokawa, Jun Hata, Toshiaki Ochiai, Yuzuru Araki, Ken Ichi Ito, Masahiro Matsumoto, Shuji Hamada, Naohiko Harada, Hidehiro Nishi, Keisuke Tani, Hajime Nawata

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We report a case of Brunner's gland hyperplasia that was resected by an endoscopic polypectomy using a two-channel fiberscope and a detachable snare. A 59-year-old woman had tarry stool and anemia. Upper endoscopy revealed a large pedunculated polyp that arose from the anterior wall of the duodenal bulb. As we thought this polyp to be the source of bleeding, we performed an endoscopic removal. The lesion was removed by using a detachable snare without any complications. The resected specimen revealed a Brunner's gland hyperplasia. Endoscopic resection using the detachable snare was found to be a useful method for the prevention of the polypectomy-related bleeding in the treatment of Brunner's gland hyperplasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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