Journal article

LAPAROSCOPIC ADRENALECTOMY

DR FLETCHER, CB BEILES, KJ HARDY

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SURGERY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE | Published : 1994

Abstract

Minimal access surgery continues to expand its applications now including laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Two differing intraperitoneal techniques are described in six patients, three with Conn's Syndrome, one with a Cushing's tumour, one with a phaeochromocytoma and one with a large non-functioning cortical adenoma. This initial Australasian experience with the procedure followed careful preparation in the cadaver and pig.