Transumbilical single port laparoscopic adrenalectomy: A technical report on right and left adrenalectomy using the glove port

Sung Hoon Choi, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Chang Moo Kang, Woo Jung Lee

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Recently, single port laparoscopic surgery has been the focus of attention due to the advanced laparoscopic skills accumulated from experience and developments in lapa-roscopic instruments. Herein, we present two cases of initial single port laparoscopic adrenalectomies. Case 1 was a 38-year-old female patient diagnosed with primary hyperaldosteronism because of a the right adrenal 2.5-cm sized adenoma, and case 2 was a 31-year-old female patient diagnosed with primary adrenal Cushing's syndrome because of a left adrenal 2.9-cm sized adenoma. Both patients successfully underwent single port laparoscopic adrenalectomies via a transumbilical transperitoneal approach. There was no estimated blood loss and the total operating times were 60 and 70 minutes, respectively. Both patients recovered uneventfully. We believe that this technique presented could provide potential benefits (lesser wound pain, better cosmetic satisfaction, and shorter convalescence) if the indications are carefully selected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-445
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 1


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  • Medicine(all)

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