Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: Transperitoneal Approach

  • Abbey L. Fingeret
  • James A. LeeEmail author


This chapter discusses laparoscopic transabdominal adrenalectomy. The authors review the indications and contraindications for this procedure. Patient preoperative historical factors, biochemical testing, and operative preparation are presented. The authors describe in detail the operative technique including patient positioning, port placement, and procedural steps with special considerations for left versus right adrenalectomy. Finally, postoperative care recommendations are reviewed.


Laparoscopic Minimally invasive Adrenalectomy Adrenal incidentaloma Aldosterone producing adenoma Cushing’s syndrome Pheochromocytoma Adrenocortical carcinoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, Department of SurgeryCollege of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryNew York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Endocrine SurgeryNew York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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