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Article: Applicability and outcome of laparoscopic adrenalectomy

TitleApplicability and outcome of laparoscopic adrenalectomy
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherSpringer Hong-Kong Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/708511/description#description
Citation
Asian Journal of Surgery, 2003, v. 26 n. 2, p. 71-75 How to Cite?
AbstractLaparoscopic adrenalectomy has been shown to be as safe and effective as conventional open surgery for small and benign adrenal lesions. With increasing experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomy, this approach has become the procedure of choice for the majority of patients requiring adrenalectomy, although careful selection of patients accounts for the favourable clinical outcome observed. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy was adopted as the procedure of choice for patients requiring adrenalectomy in our institution in 1995. From 1995 to 2001, 82 consecutive patients underwent adrenalectomies for various adrenal pathologies. The laparoscopic approach was used for 60 of these patients, whose selection was based on the preoperative size and/or benign nature of the adrenal lesion. The procedures were successfully performed in 57 patients (54 unilateral, 3 bilateral), while three (5%) patients required conversion to open surgery. There was no hospital mortality and complications occurred in two (3%) patients. The median hospital stay was 3 days (range, 2-8 days) and analgesic requirement was minimal. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy can be done for all patients with small and benign adrenal pathologies, and has become the gold standard for patients undergoing adrenalectomies. When successfully performed, the laparoscopic approach offers the advantages of a minimally invasive procedure with improved patient comfort and faster postoperative recovery.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/210347
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.912
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dc.contributor.authorNg, KKC-
dc.contributor.authorLo, CY-
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-09T03:50:41Z-
dc.date.available2015-06-09T03:50:41Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal of Surgery, 2003, v. 26 n. 2, p. 71-75-
dc.identifier.issn1015-9584-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/210347-
dc.description.abstractLaparoscopic adrenalectomy has been shown to be as safe and effective as conventional open surgery for small and benign adrenal lesions. With increasing experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomy, this approach has become the procedure of choice for the majority of patients requiring adrenalectomy, although careful selection of patients accounts for the favourable clinical outcome observed. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy was adopted as the procedure of choice for patients requiring adrenalectomy in our institution in 1995. From 1995 to 2001, 82 consecutive patients underwent adrenalectomies for various adrenal pathologies. The laparoscopic approach was used for 60 of these patients, whose selection was based on the preoperative size and/or benign nature of the adrenal lesion. The procedures were successfully performed in 57 patients (54 unilateral, 3 bilateral), while three (5%) patients required conversion to open surgery. There was no hospital mortality and complications occurred in two (3%) patients. The median hospital stay was 3 days (range, 2-8 days) and analgesic requirement was minimal. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy can be done for all patients with small and benign adrenal pathologies, and has become the gold standard for patients undergoing adrenalectomies. When successfully performed, the laparoscopic approach offers the advantages of a minimally invasive procedure with improved patient comfort and faster postoperative recovery.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Hong-Kong Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/708511/description#description-
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Journal of Surgery-
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subject.meshAdrenal Gland Neoplasms - surgery-
dc.subject.meshAdrenalectomy - methods-
dc.subject.meshCushing Syndrome - surgery-
dc.subject.meshLength of Stay-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.titleApplicability and outcome of laparoscopic adrenalectomy-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailNg, KKC: kkcng@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLo, CY: cylo@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1015-9584(09)60224-4-
dc.identifier.pmid12732489-
dc.identifier.hkuros78862-
dc.identifier.volume26-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage71-
dc.identifier.epage75-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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