The change in the principle of performing laparoscopic adrenalectomy from small to large masses


Erbil Y. , Barbaros U. , Karaman G., Bozbora A. , Ozarmagan S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.7, no.3, pp.266-271, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2009.04.011
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.266-271

Abstract

Background: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy has become the gold standard in most patients with adrenal tumors. It is unclear; however, at what size an adrenal neoplasm should be resected by means of an open or a laparoscopic approach. The aim of the present study was to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for large tumors with smaller tumors.