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Laparoscopic Transabdominal Lateral Adrenalectomy

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Most benign adrenal tumors and some small malignant adrenal tumors can be removed laparoscopically. The lateral transabdominal laparoscopic approach uses gravity to help medially rotate the liver (on the right) or the spleen and tail of pancreas (on the left). Initial dissection is to free the medial attachment of the adrenal gland, then identifying, clipping and cutting the adrenal vein, followed by dissecting the gland off the renal hilum. The tumor, adrenal gland and periadrenal tissues are removed en block.


  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Adrenal incidentaloma
  • Adrenal tumor

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Campbell, M.J., Duh, QY. (2017). Laparoscopic Transabdominal Lateral Adrenalectomy. In: Howe, J. (eds) Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Surgery. Springer Surgery Atlas Series. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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