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      Cortical-Sparing Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy in a Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type IIA

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          We describe the case of a patient affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia type IIA with a new diagnosis of an asymptomatic right pheochromocytoma. The patient underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy with adrenal sparing. The removal of the tumor was successful with preservation of about one third of the adrenal gland. At the time of the last follow-up, the patient is well with partial hypoadrenalism without replacement therapy. The limitations to cortical-sparing adrenalectomy imposed by traditional open surgery (small tumor with peripheral location) can be reconsidered using the laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic cortical-sparing adrenalectomy should become the gold standard for treatment of bilateral pheochromocytoma. The advantages of this technique are its efficacy and its reduced invasiveness with a low rate of complications either during the operation or in the postoperative period. Moreover, the preservation of a portion of the adrenal cortex may prevent the need for a life-long steroid replacement therapy.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                HRE
                Horm Res Paediatr
                10.1159/issn.1663-2818
                Hormone Research in Paediatrics
                S. Karger AG
                1663-2818
                1663-2826
                2002
                2002
                30 May 2002
                : 57
                : 5-6
                : 197-199
                Affiliations
                Divisione di aUrologia e bMedicina Interna I, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia
                Article
                58382 Horm Res 2002;57:197–199
                10.1159/000058382
                12053093
                © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

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