Malattia di Cushing resistente alle terapie convenzionali: ruolo della surrenectomia bilaterale per via laparoscopica.

Translated title of the contribution: Cushing disease resistent to conventional therapy: role of bilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy

Chiara Dall'Asta, Medhanie Abraham, Davide Bona, Bruno Ambrosi, Luigi Bonavina

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Abstract

Cushing's disease is the most frequent form of endogenous hypercortisolism in the adult. It is a rare disease, whose natural history is not well known, and has a tremendous impact on patients' quality of life. Trans-sphenoidal surgery is the first therapeutic option in the management of these patients, but it is associated with a 25% long-term recurrence rate. Based on the observation of two patients, the Authors discuss the multidisciplinary approach, the indications and the timing of treatment by bilateral adrenalectomy. Also, the peculiar aspects of the laparoscopic surgical technique are outlined.

Translated title of the contributionCushing disease resistent to conventional therapy: role of bilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)801-804
Number of pages4
JournalChirurgia Italiana
Volume56
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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