Laparoscopic vs open adrenalectomy for the treatment of primary hyperaldosteronism.

  title={Laparoscopic vs open adrenalectomy for the treatment of primary hyperaldosteronism.},
  author={Wen T. Shen and Remy C H Lim and Alan E Siperstein and Orlo Herrick Clark and William P. Schecter and Thomas K. Hunt and Jan Horn and Q. Y. Duh},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={134 6},
  pages={628-31; discussion 631-2}
HYPOTHESIS That the clinical presentations, biochemical profiles, and surgical outcomes of patients treated with laparoscopic vs open adrenalectomy for primary hyperaldosteronism are different. DESIGN, SETTINGS, PATIENTS, AND INTERVENTIONS: The medical records of 80 patients with primary hyperaldosteronism who underwent open adrenalectomy between 1975 and 1986 or laparoscopic adrenalectomy between 1993 and 1998 at the University of California-San Francisco were reviewed by a single unblinded… CONTINUE READING


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