Bilateral Pheochromocytomas

  • Howard A. Aubert
  • Matthew D. Shane
  • S. Scott DavisJr.
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner

Initially, laparoscopic adrenalectomy was applied to very small benign lesions such as aldosteronomas. With increasing experience, larger benign adenomas were tackled (see also Chapters 35 and 36). Because of uncertainties about the effects of pneumoperitoneum on catechol excretion, pheochromocytomas were among the last adrenal tumors to be resected laparoscopically. Questions remain about the best approach when bilateral pheochromocytomas must be removed. This chapter addresses those issues.


Laparoscopic Approach Adrenal Mass Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Adrenal Vein Bilateral Adrenalectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard A. Aubert
    • 1
  • Matthew D. Shane
    • 2
  • S. Scott DavisJr.
    • 3
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Emory Endosurgery UnitAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA

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