Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted Adrenalectomy
The surgical approach to the adrenal gland was historically described via an open technique. In recent years, laparoscopic and robot-assisted approaches have become the preferred methods for removal of the adrenal gland when affected by a variety of pathologic disorders. Numerous reports and comparative studies have demonstrated minimally invasive adrenalectomy to be superior to open adrenalectomy with regard to blood loss, cosmesis, analgesic requirements, hospital stay, and recovery time. Laparoscopic and robot-assisted adrenalectomy are efficacious and safe and have become the standard for managing the majority of surgical adrenal disorders.
KeywordsLaparoscopy Robotics Adrenal Adrenalectomy Partial adrenalectomy
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