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Robot-assisted adrenalectomy

, : Robot-assisted adrenalectomy. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques 21(4): 248-254

Currently laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) is regarded as the preferred surgical approach for the management of most adrenal surgical disorders. Despite the benefits of LA, the procedure has shortcomings that are shared by other laparoscopic techniques. Commonly noted problems include the absence of 3-dimensional perception, reduced dexterity, and poor ergonomics for the surgeon. Recently, robotic technology has been introduced into laparoscopic clinical practice. The requirement for precise surgery in adrenalectomy is important, and the introduction of robotically assisted LA offers new possibilities. This review summarizes current available data regarding robotic adrenalectomy, including its indications, advantages, limitations, and comparison with conventional laparoscopic adrenalectomy. See the videos, Supplemental Digital Content 1,, Supplemental Digital Content 2, and Supplemental Digital Content 3,


PMID: 21857473

DOI: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3182270b0a

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