Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: 10-year experience, 67 procedures

Simforoosh, Nasser. and Soufi Majidpour, Heshmatollah. and Basiri, Abbas. and Ziaee, Seyyed Amir. and Behjati, Saeed. and Mohammad Ali Beigi, Faramarz. and Aminsharifi, Alireza. (2009) Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: 10-year experience, 67 procedures. Urology journal, 5 (1).


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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term and long-term results of laparoscopic adrenalectomies carried out in our center. Materials and Methods: A total of 67 laparoscopic adrenalectomies were performed during the 10 years between 1995 and 2005 at Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center. A transperitoneal lateral approach was used in 65 (97.0%) of the patients, and retroperitoneal approach was used in 2 (3.0%). The clinical characteristics and the outcomes were reviewed in a retrospective study. Results: Indications for laparoscopic adrenalectomy in our patients were as follows: pheochromocytoma in 28 patients (41.8%), aldosteroneproducing adenoma in 15 (22.4%), pseudocyst in 6 (9.0%), Cushing syndrome (macronodular adrenocortical hyperplasia) in 5 (7.5%), nonfunctioning adenoma (incidentaloma) in 5 (7.5%), myelolipoma in 2 (3.0%), almost normal adrenal tissue in 2 (3.0%), adrenal cyst in 2 (3.0%), adenocarcinoma in 1 (1.4%), and schwannoma in 1 (1.4%). The mean operative time for unilateral cases was 149.0 ± 36.1 minutes. The mean intraoperative blood loss was 126 ± 36 mL. Conversion rate to open surgery was 7.5%. Reoperation due to hemorrhage was performed in 1 patient. Conclusion: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is a safe procedure in some adrenal tumors and a reasonable option for selected large adrenal tumors when complete resection is technically feasible and there is no evidence of local invasion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: laparoscopy,adrenalectomy, pheochromocytoma, transperitoneal approach
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
WO Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Urology
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 10:39

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