Objectives: This study was aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of laparoscopic conservative surgery of the adrenal gland in the treatment of adrenal cysts. Methods: Two cases of laparoscopic decortication of symptomatic adrenal cysts with preservation of the adrenal parenchyma are presented. Results: Surgery was uneventful in both cases and patients returned to preoperative activity within 10 days from the operation. At the 3-month follow-up, computerized tomography demonstrated the absence of any cystic recurrence and adrenal endocrine function was normal. These findings were confirmed at the 1-year follow-up by ultrasonography. Conclusions: Symptomatic adrenal cysts can be effectively and safely treated by laparoscopic unroofing, a minimally invasive procedure which leaves the nondiseased adrenal parenchyma intact.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- Adrenal glands
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