Laparoscopic surgery for pheochromocytoma.

  title={Laparoscopic surgery for pheochromocytoma.},
  author={Marcos Fl{\'a}vio Rocha and Rozbeh Faramarzi-Roques and Patrick Tauzin-Fin and Vincent Vall{\'e}e and Paulo R Leitao de Vasconcelos and Philippe Ballanger},
  journal={European urology},
  volume={45 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma. MATERIAL Between January 1998 and March 2002, 12 patients aged from 19 to 76 (average age 54 years) underwent 13 adrenalectomies (7 right and 6 left, 1 bilateral) using laparoscopic surgery. A specific anti-hypertensive preparation was begun prior to the operation. Peaks of blood pressure were treated by bolus Nicardipine and sinus tachycardia by bolus Esmolol. Catecholamines were dosed at different… CONTINUE READING


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