The Use of Fluorescence in Robotic Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma

Luca Milone, MD PhD, David Calatayud, MD PhD, Mario Masrur, MD, Federico Gheza, MD, Stefano D’ugo, MD, Paolo Raimondi, MD, Enrique Elli, MD, Francesco Bianco, MD, Subashini Ayloo, MD, Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD FACS. Division of General, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago


Robotic surgery applications are expanding exponentially; adrenalectomy could be a perfect application for a robotic approach. Fluorescence using Indocyanin green is used to visualize biliary structures but could be helpful also in better understanding the vascular anatomy during adrenalectomy. We present the case of a robotic right side adrenalectomy for pheocromocytoma using the fluorescence when dissecting the lesion from the vena cava.
The use of fluorescence for robotic adrenalectomy allows better visualization of the vessels and organ relationship. The combination of robotic fine and precise maneuvers to the fluorescence visualization can allow a safer and more precise operation.

Session Number: SS24 – Videos: Robotics
Program Number: V059

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