Clinical outcomes in children with adrenal neuroblastoma undergoing open versus laparoscopic adrenalectomy.

@article{Kelleher2013ClinicalOI,
  title={Clinical outcomes in children with adrenal neuroblastoma undergoing open versus laparoscopic adrenalectomy.},
  author={Cassandra M. Kelleher and Lauren Smithson and Louis L. Nguyen and Giovanni Casadiego and Ahmed Nasr and Meredith S Irwin and J. Ted Gerstle},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={1727-32}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic resection of adrenal neuroblastoma has become a common alternative to open surgery. Prior reports have largely focused on short-term operative complications. This study compares long-term oncologic outcomes in children undergoing laparoscopic or open adrenalectomy for neuroblastoma. METHODS Seventy-nine patients at a single center met inclusion criteria for having adrenal neuroblastoma and undergoing operative resection. Patients were assigned to high or low… CONTINUE READING

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