A modified minimally invasive procedure,
hand-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy involves the removal of one or both
adrenal glands. To perform the procedure, laparoscopic instruments and the
surgeon’s hand are inserted through the abdominal cavity through several small
incisions and one larger incision.
- Adrenal gland
- Adrenal gland
Treated with Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy:
Hand-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy may be
utilized in cases of enlarged adrenal gland, Cushing’s syndrome,
pheochromocytome, high blood pressure from a dysfunctional adrenal gland and
benign or malignant adrenal gland tumors.
Non-surgical alternatives to hand-assisted
laparoscopic adrenalectomy include arterial ablation, chemotherapy, radiation
therapy and high blood pressure medication. An open adrenalectomy is a surgical
alternative to the procedure.
with Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy:
Hand-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy is
performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and
completely unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy:
Possible risks following hand-assisted laparoscopic
adrenalectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the
anesthesia. It is also possible for other organs to be injured.
after Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
hand-assisted laparoscopic bilateral adrenalectomy is good.
from Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy:
Total recovery from
hand-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy takes three to six weeks.