Between July 1997, and April 1999 the authors performed 25 transperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomies. Conversion due to bleeding in 3 cases and due to unsuspected malignancy in 1 case was necessary. Complete resection was carried out in 22 cases. In 3 cases where a well circumscribed adenoma was visualized, only enucleation was performed. A new approach for left sided resection was also introduced. In the authors experience laparoscopy is an absolutely suitable intervention for the benign diseases of the adrenal glands. It assures a short, uncomplicated and painless postoperative period for the patients, with the same effectivity and safety compared to the conventional method.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 6 2000|
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