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SURGICAL CRAFT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 583-589

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: Surgical techniques


Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

Correspondence Address:
Chandru P Sundaram
Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana Cancer Pavilion, 535 N. Barnhill Drive, Suite 420,Indianapolis, IN 46202
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.44277

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Since its first description in 1992, laparoscopic adrenalectomy has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of most adrenal conditions. The benefits of a minimally invasive approach to adrenal resection such as decreased hospital stay, shorter recovery time and improved patient satisfaction are widely accepted. However, as this procedure becomes more widespread, critical steps of the operation must be maintained to ensure expected outcomes and success. This article reviews the surgical techniques for the laparoscopic adrenalectomy.


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