Robot-assisted adrenalectomy: a technical option for the surgeon?

  title={Robot-assisted adrenalectomy: a technical option for the surgeon?},
  author={Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti and Nicolas Buchs and Pietro Addeo and Francesco Maria Bianco and Subhashini M. Ayloo and Giuseppe Caravaglios and Andrea Coratti},
  journal={The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS},
  volume={7 1},
BACKGROUND The robotic approach is an interesting option for overcoming the limitations of laparoscopic adrenalectomy. We aimed to report our technique and outcomes of robot-assisted adrenalectomy (RAA). METHODS From November 2000 to February 2010, all consecutive patients who underwent a RAA by the same surgeon were prospectively entered into a dedicated database. The data were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS During the study period, 21 right (50%), 20 left (47.6%) and 1 bilateral (2.4… CONTINUE READING

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