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ea0021p223 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2009

Open or laparoscopic surgery for phaeochromocytoma

Ezzat Tarek , Skipworth James , Raptis Dimitris , Conway Gerard , Baldweg Stefie , Bomanji Jamshed , Bouloux Pierre , Rolles Keith , Khoo Bernard , Hyatt Penny , Rossi Michaela , Barnard Maria , Anthony Karen , Stojanovic Nemanja , Cohen Mark , Katz Jonathan , Baynes Christopher , Russel Sabina , Ahlquist James , Kurzawinski Tom

Background: Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for phaeochromocytomas. Introduction of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) led to a reduction in the number of open adrenalectomies (OA); however, there is limited information comparing the two techniques.Objectives: We report here a comparison of LA and OA operations for phaeochromocytoma performed over 20 years.Methods: We performed a retrospective review of all patients unde...