Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for functioning adrenal tumors: clinical experiences with 38 cases and comparison with open adrenalectomy.

We reviewed 38 cases of transperitoneal or retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy for unilateral benign functioning adrenal tumors and compared the results with those of a recent series of 36 patients undergoing an open adrenalectomy. The tumors were removed successfully in all but two cases with laparoscopy that required open laparotomy. In the other… (More)