Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy (Pheochromocytoma)
3 months ago
Surgical video case:
Female patient, 39 years old. 7 years ago, she sometimes had headaches in the back of the neck, and nervousness for 10 minutes,and then it went away. She did not go to the doctor until 2 months ago, due to fatigue, she went to the doctor and found that her blood pressure increased, sometimes more than 200 mmHg. She was given propanolol and carduran and her blood pressure remained stable at 110-120 mmHg.
One time, she had an abdominal ultrasound and found a tumor above her right kidney, so she went to our hospital. CT scan showing the solid mass of right adrenal gland, #24x31x35 mm (Hounsfield #30-33). Laboratory tests showed that she had hypersecretion of metanephrine in the blood.
The patient was diagnosed with the right functional adrenal tumor and scheduled for retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy. She also had a consultation with an endocrinologist before the surgery.