Minimally Invasive Adrenal Surgery

  • Barney Harrison


Minimally invasive surgery is the standard of care for approximately 90 % of adrenalectomies. The more frequently used laparoscopic (transperitoneal) approach is suitable for larger tumors (≥5 cm) and offers the surgeon access from a more “familiar” viewpoint. The posterior retroperitoneoscopic approach is particularly useful in patients with smaller tumors, reoperative cases, or when transperitoneal access to the upper abdomen is limited.


Inferior Vena Cava Lateral Border Medial Border Adrenal Vein Renal Capsule 
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Further Reading

  1. Alesina PF, Hommeltenberg S, Meier B, Petersenn S, Lahner H, Schmid KW, et al. Posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy for clinical and subclinical Cushing’s syndrome. World J Surg. 2010;34(6):1391–7.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Dickson PV, Jimenez C, Chisholm GB, Kennamer DL, Ng C, Grubbs EG, et al. Posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy: a contemporary American experience. J Am Coll Surg. 2011;212(4):659–65; discussion 665–7.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Endocrine SurgeryRoyal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUK

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