Trends in Utilization of Adrenalectomy in the United States: Have Indications Changed?

@article{Saunders2004TrendsIU,
  title={Trends in Utilization of Adrenalectomy in the United States: Have Indications Changed?},
  author={B. David Saunders and Reid M. Wainess B.S. and Justin B. Dimick and Gilbert R. Upchurch and Gerard M. Doherty and Paul G. Gauger},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={1169-1175}
}
Minimally invasive approaches have dramatically reduced morbidity associated with adrenalectomy. There has been concern that an increased frequency of adrenal imaging along with the advantages of less morbidity could influence the indications for adrenalectomy. We tested the hypothesis that adrenalectomy has become more common over time and that benign diseases have been increasingly represented among procedural indications. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was utilized to… CONTINUE READING

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