Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for patients who have Cushing's syndrome

William Francis Young, Geoffrey B. Thompson

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Abstract

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is safe, effective, and curative, and it shortens hospitalization and convalescence. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is the procedure of choice for the surgical management of Cushing's syndrome patients who have cortisol-producing adenomas (unilateral or bilateral), ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome and failed surgery for the removal of the source of ACTH, bilateral primary pigmented nodular adrenal disease, and ACTH-independent bilateral adrenal macronodular hyperplasia. Contraindications for laparoscopic adrenalectomy include adrenocortical carcinomas, very large tumors (eg, greater than 10 cm in diameter), and patients who have malignant ACTH-secreting pheochromocytomas. The keys to successful laparoscopic adrenalectomy are appropriate patient selection, knowledge of anatomy, delicate tissue handling, meticulous hemostasis, and experience with advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-499
Number of pages11
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

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Cushing Syndrome
Adrenalectomy
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Surgery
Adrenocortical Carcinoma
Pheochromocytoma
Hemostasis
Adenoma
Laparoscopy
Patient Selection
Hyperplasia
Hydrocortisone
Tumors
Anatomy
Hospitalization
Tissue
Neoplasms

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  • Endocrinology
  • Biochemistry

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Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for patients who have Cushing's syndrome. / Young, William Francis; Thompson, Geoffrey B.

In: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, Vol. 34, No. 2, 06.2005, p. 489-499.

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