Robot-Assisted Adrenalectomy (Total, Partial, & Metastasectomy)

Mark W. Ball, Mohamad E. Allaf

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Abstract

Robotic-assisted adrenalectomy is an increasingly used intervention for patients with a variety of surgical adrenal lesions, including adenomas, aldosteronomas, pheochromocytomas, and metastases to the adrenal gland. Compared with traditional laparoscopy, robotic adrenalectomy has comparable perioperative outcomes and is associated with improved hospital length of stay and blood loss, though it does come at a cost premium. Emerging literature also supports a role for robotics in partial adrenalectomy and metastasectomy. Ultimately, well-conducted prospective trials are needed to fully define the role of robotics in the surgical management of adrenal disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-547
Number of pages9
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Metastasectomy
  • Partial adrenalectomy
  • Robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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