Retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy: tips and tricks

Carmela De Crea, Marco Raffaelli, Rocco Domenico Alfonso Bellantone, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Gerardo D'Amato, Pietro Princi, Pierpaolo Gallucci

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Posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy has recently increased in popularity and currently adopted in about 20% of referral centers. It may provide more direct access to the adrenals, thus avoiding post-operative adhesions and the need for patient repositioning in bilateral adrenalectomy. Although it has been suggested to be feasible for large tumors, large tumor size is indicated as the main limitation of PRA, mainly because of the small space available for dissection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalUpdates in Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Adrenal Gland Neoplasms
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bilateral adrenalectomy
  • Endoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Humans
  • Posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Space
  • Surgery


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