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Robotic Urologic Surgery: Robotic-Assisted Adrenalectomy

  • Vinod Narra
  • Craig G. Rogers
  • Mani MenonEmail author
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Abstract

Since the first description of a minimally invasive technique for removal of the adrenal gland by Gagner in 1992 numerous refinements and alternatives to this technique have evolved including a retroperitoneoscopic approach and robotic-assisted adrenalectomy. Minimally invasive adrenalectomy has now become the standard of care for benign lesions, as well as instances of malignant lesions and has demonstrated a reduced morbidity, shorter hospital stays, and improved pain control over the conventional open techniques.

Keywords

Adrenal Gland Adrenal Vein Camera Port Superior Pole Assistant Port 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Columbia University, Menon-Vattikuti Center, New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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