Laparoscopic versus open posterior adrenalectomy: a case-control study of 100 patients.

@article{Thompson1997LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open posterior adrenalectomy: a case-control study of 100 patients.},
  author={G Thompson and Clive S. Grant and Jon A. van Heerden and Richard T. Schlinkert and W F Young and David R. Farley and Duane M. Ilstrup},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={1132-6}
}
BACKGROUND Few controlled studies have compared laparoscopic transabdominal adrenalectomy (LA) to conventional open posterior adrenalectomy (PA). METHODS Five patients have undergone successful LA at our institution between 1992 and 1996. A matched case-control study of 50 PA patients was performed during a similar time period. RESULTS Follow-up was complete in 82% of patients with a mean follow-up time of 25 months. There were no statistically significant differences between the LA and PA… CONTINUE READING

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