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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 8, pp 1180–1182 | Cite as

Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma in a Morbidly Obese

  • J. Esteban VarelaEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

Laparoscopy has become a standard approach for adrenal surgery. Additionally, retroperitoneoscopic techniques have also shown to be effective for adrenal removal. It is known that laparoscopic techniques in the morbidly obese may be challenging; therefore, alternative approaches such as the retroperitoneoscopic may prove to be of value in the morbidly obese.

Keywords

Retroperitoneoscopy Laparoscopy Adrenalectomy Morbid obesity Pheochromocytoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Surgical ServiceVA North Texas Healthcare SystemDallasUSA

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