eAbstract: Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy for Clinical and Subclinical Cushing's Syndrome

This study determined that posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy is a safe procedure for patients with Cushing's syndrome.

Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy for Clinical and Subclinical Cushing’s Syndrome

Journal: World Journal of Surgery (February 2010)

Authors: Alesina PF, Hommeltenberg S, Meier B, et al.

Purpose: To examine the safety and efficacy of posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy in patients with Cushing’s syndrome.

Results: The mortality rate for the procedures was zero, and no complications occurred. The researchers concluded that “the posterior retroperitoneoscopic approach is fast and safe even in patients with Cushing’s syndrome.”

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