Jason Bingham, MD, Vance Sohn, MD. Madigan Army Medical Center
Minimally invasive techniques have become the standard for resection of benign adrenal masses. The traditional anterior laparoscopic approach has several critical limitations, including violation of the peritoneal cavity and the need for peritoneal insufflation. As such, this approach may not be well tolerated in the patient with a hostile abdomen or in patients who cannot tolerate abdominal insufflation secondary to severe cardiopulmonary disease. We present an alternative minimally invasive approach, the posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy. This technique is a safe and effective alternative that offers several advantages over the traditional anterior laparoscopic approach.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 80595
Program Number: V117
Presentation Session: Friday Exhibit Hall Video Presentations Session 3 (Non CME)
Presentation Type: EHVideo