Journal article

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for phaeochromocytoma: With caution

BNJ Thomson, CA Moulton, M Davies, SW Banting

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2004

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is well described and many series include patients with phaeochromocytoma. Our aim was to establish whether laparoscopic adrenalectomy for phaeochromocytoma was a safe and feasible technique at our institution. METHODS: Patients requiring adrenalectomy were entered into a prospective database that included patient details, operative data, hormone excretion, tumour size, hospital stay and complications. All operations were performed under the supervision of a single surgeon. Analysis was performed for those patients with a diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma. RESULTS: Of 60 patients having laparoscopic adrenal surgery, 18 had phaeochromocytoma as the indica..

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