Annual Scientific Session of the Southern Surgical Association. Palm Beach (USA), 1996/12/01.
Objective The authors review their experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomy in patients with benign adrenal neoplasms.
Efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of the procedure are examined.
Background Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is replacing open adrenalectomy in some medical centers as the standard surgical approach for uncomplicated tumors.
However, laparoscopic adrenalectomy often is considered more difficult and more expensive than traditional « open » surgery.
Methods Perioperative and postoperative records as well as hospital charges from the first 19 patients undergoing laparoscopic unilateral adrenalectomies at the authors'medical institutions were examined and compared with 19 patients who underwent open unilateral adrenalectomies.
Results None of the 19 patients undergoing unilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy required conversion to open adrenalectomy.
Mean operative times as well as total hospital charges were similar in those patients undergoing ether laparoscopic or open adrenalectomy.
However, the morbidity and postoperative length of hospital stay were significantly less in those patients undergoing laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
Conclusions Laparoscopic adrenalectomy can be performed safety and with the benefits associated with minimally invasive surgery.
In addition, the procedure is cost effective.
These factors suggest that laparoscopic adrenalectomy should be the preferential surgical technique for benign adrenal disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Surrénalectomie, Voie abord, Laparoscopie, Indication, Technique, Coût, Résultat, Homme, Chirurgie, Surrénale pathologie, Endoscopie, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adrenalectomy, Surgical approach, Laparoscopy, Indication, Technique, Costs, Result, Human, Surgery, Adrenal gland diseases, Endoscopy, Health economy
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