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Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: Surgical Technique

Thawatchai Tullavardhana

Citation Information : Tullavardhana T. Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: Surgical Technique. World J Lap Surg 2010; 3 (2):91-97.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1090

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Laparoscopic adrenalectomy was first described in 1992 by Gagner et al. In present, this minimally invasive procedure are become “gold standard” surgical management of small and medium sized benign adrenal tumor. This review article aims to describe various type of surgical technique to perform laparoscopic adrenalectomy including new minimally invasive technique as single access laparoscopic adrenalectomy, role of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) in adrenalectomy to complete gland dissection, method of patients selection (indication, contraindication) and show benefits of laparoscopic adrenalectomy compare with conventional open surgery technique.

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