Robot-Assisted Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma

Prof. Dr Alexandre Mottrie, Dr Geert de Naeyer and Dr Ruben de Groote show a real word case on a patient with a large necrotic adrenal mass at the right side, suspicious for pheochromocytoma, and walk the viewer through the nuances of set-up and each surgical step. 

Robotic adrenalectomy is an effective minimally invasive method in the management of adrenal masses. It has proven to be as efficient as a laparoscopic approach in terms of operative time and complication rates but with potential shorter hospital stay and less blood loss.

Recommended reading:

  1. Brandao LF, Autorino R, Zargar H, Krishnan J, Laydner H, Akca O, Mir MC, Samarasekera D, Stein R, Kaouk J., Robot-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy: step-by-step technique and comparative outcomes. Eur Urol. 2014 Nov
  2. Probst KA, Ohlmann CH, Saar M, Siemer S, Stöeckle M, Janssen M.Robot-assisted vs open adrenalectomy: evaluation of cost-effectiveness and peri-operative outcome. BJU Int. 2016 Dec
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