Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 479–481 | Cite as

Robotic-Assisted Resection of Adrenal Aldosteronoma

  • Carlos Galvani
  • Maria V. Gorodner
  • N. Joseph EspatEmail author
Endocrine Tumors

Since the introduction of laparoscopic adrenalectomy in 1992, the procedure has been widely adopted for the surgical treatment of a wide variety of adrenal tumors.1 Contrary to the traditional open adrenalectomy, the minimally invasive approach is associated with decreased postoperative pain, morbidity, and hospital stay. In addition, there is shorter recovery and well-known aesthetic benefits. For these reasons, benign adrenal tumors are generally removed via a minimally invasive approach. At present, controversy persists on only the oncologic outcome of the utilization of laparoscopic surgery for known adrenal cancers and large tumors with malignant potential.2

Despite all of these clear benefits, the transition from open to laparoscopic adrenalectomy is not without impediments. This is at least in part related to some of the well-known disadvantages of laparoscopic surgery. Specifically, the need for specialized training to perform advanced laparoscopic procedures, the use of rigid...


Adrenal Tumor Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Advanced Laparoscopic Skill Operating Room Table Left Adrenal Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Galvani
    • 1
  • Maria V. Gorodner
    • 1
  • N. Joseph Espat
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Hepatobiliary and Surgical OncologyRoger Williams Cancer CenterProvidenceUSA

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