Endoscopic adrenalectomy: an analysis of the transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches and results of a prospective follow-up study

@article{Gockel2004EndoscopicAA,
  title={Endoscopic adrenalectomy: an analysis of the transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches and results of a prospective follow-up study},
  author={Ines Gockel and Werner Kneist and Achim Heintz and J{\"o}rg Beyer and Th. Junginger},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={569-573}
}
Endoscopic adrenalectomy is currently performed using either a retroperitoneal or transperitoneal approach. The aim of this study was to determine which of these is the optimal surgical technique in a prospectively designed analysis of a large series of patients operated on by a single team over a 10-year period. From February 1994 to March 2004, 267 endoscopic adrenalectomies (retroperitoneal in 132 patients and transperitoneal in 135 patients) were performed in 245 consecutive patients. There… CONTINUE READING

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