Impact of posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy in a tertiary care center: a paradigm shift

@article{Kiriakopoulos2011ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy in a tertiary care center: a paradigm shift},
  author={Andreas Kiriakopoulos and Konstantinos P Economopoulos and Efthimios Poulios and Dimitrios A. Linos},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={3584-3589}
}
Posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy has substituted its anterior laparoscopic counterpart as the treatment of choice in the management of adrenal tumors at the authors’ institution. The authors present their comparative results between these operative techniques, demonstrating the reasons for this change. From May 2008 to September 2010, 30 patients underwent posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy. Operative time, complications, hospital stay, postoperative pain, and cost were… CONTINUE READING