Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: Transperitoneal approach

Abbey L. Fingeret, James A. Lee

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This chapter discusses laparoscopic transabdominal adrenalectomy. The authors review the indications and contraindications for this procedure. Patient preoperative historical factors, biochemical testing, and operative preparation are presented. The authors describe in detail the operative technique including patient positioning, port placement, and procedural steps with special considerations for left versus right adrenalectomy. Finally, postoperative care recommendations are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIllustrative Handbook of General Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319245577
ISBN (Print)9783319245553
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Adrenal incidentaloma
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Aldosterone producing adenoma
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Laparoscopic
  • Minimally invasive
  • Pheochromocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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