Left Robotic Transperitoneal Adrenalectomy

  • Claire Nomine-Criqui
  • Cyrille Buisset
  • Laurent Bresler
  • Laurent BrunaudEmail author


A 59-year-old woman underwent an adrenal screening for hirsutism (face, chest). She had no clinical signs of hypercorticism. Laboratory investigations demonstrated increased plasma testosterone levels (twice the upper normal limit) and a markedly increased SDHEA level (ten times upper normal limit). Urinary free cortisol level was normal. Imaging studies showed a left adrenal mass of about 5 cm consistent with a cortical tumor without aggressive imaging characteristics. Contralateral adrenal gland and ovaries were normal. FDG-PET scan showed a moderate uptake at the left adrenal gland (tumor/liver SUV ratio = 2.1).


Adrenal Adrenalectomy Robot-assisted Laparoscopy Transperitoneal Endocrine surgical procedures Adrenal gland neoplasms Surgery Computer-assisted surgery 

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    Nomine-Criqui C, Germain A, Ayav A, Bresler L, Brunaud L. Robot-assisted adrenalectomy: indications and drawbacks. Updat Surg. 2017;

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claire Nomine-Criqui
    • 1
  • Cyrille Buisset
    • 1
  • Laurent Bresler
    • 1
  • Laurent Brunaud
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Lorraine, CHU NANCY Brabois HospitalLorraineFrance

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