Posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy--results of 560 procedures in 520 patients.

  title={Posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy--results of 560 procedures in 520 patients.},
  author={Martin Karl Walz and P F Alesina and Frank Axel Wenger and Anastasios Deligiannis and Eduard Szuczik and Stephan Petersenn and Andreas Ommer and Harald T Groeben and Klaus Peitgen and Onno Eilard Janssen and Thomas Philipp and Hartmut P. H. Neumann and Kurt Werner Schmid and Klaus Mann},
  volume={140 6},
  pages={943-8; discussion 948-50}
BACKGROUND The posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy is less popular than the laparoscopic transabdominal method. Due to the direct approach to the adrenal glands, however, the posterior retroperitoneal access is easy to use and may offer advantages not available with other endoscopic procedures for adrenalectomy. METHODS Between July 1994 and March 2006, we performed 560 adrenalectomies (right side: n = 258; left side: n = 302) by the posterior retroperitoneoscopic approach in 520… CONTINUE READING
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