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Retrospective Review of Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: An Experience at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh

Javeria Iqbal, Bandar N Alharthi, Syed Zahid Zadie

Citation Information : Iqbal J, Alharthi BN, Zadie SZ. Retrospective Review of Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: An Experience at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh. World J Lap Surg 2013; 6 (3):138-140.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1200

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is considered the standard surgical approach for adrenal tumors and is replacing the open technique in the majority of centers. The aim of the present study was to review the authors experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomy.

Materials and methods

A retrospective review of laparoscopic adrenalectomies performed by an endocrine surgeon over a period of 4 years at King Fahad Medical City was conducted perioperative and postoperative records were studied.


Total of 10 patients underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Mean operative time was 3 hours and 30 minutes; length of hospital stay was significantly low. Complications were few, with one patient developing a port site hernia.


Laparoscopic adrenalectomy can be performed safely and has the advantages of minimally invasive surgery. With experience the technical aspects show marked improvement as there is a learning curve.

How to cite this article

Alharthi BN, Zadie SZ, Iqbal J. Retrospective Review of Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: An Experience at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh. World J Lap Surg 2013;6(3):138-140.

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