Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma.

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Summary of "Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma."

Although initial reports demonstrated the safety and feasibility of robotic adrenalectomy (RA), there are scant data on the use of this approach for pheochromocytoma. The aim of this study is to compare perioperative outcomes and efficacy of RA versus laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) for pheochromocytoma.


Department of Endocrine Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

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Name: Annals of surgical oncology
ISSN: 1534-4681


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19-Iodocholest-5-en-3 beta-ol. A cholesterol derivative usually substituted with radioactive iodine in the 19 position. The compound is an adrenal cortex scanning agent used in the assessment of patients suspected of having Cushing's syndrome, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma and adrenal remnants following total adrenalectomy.

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