Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy (Conn's Syndrome)

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Case description

Video case: a female patient, 40 years old, came to our hospital because of being discovered a right adrenal tumor. About half a year ago, she often felt tired as well as she also felt that her legs gradually became weaker than before. She went to several doctors but only recorded hypokalemia. Recently she had an ultrasound examination and discovered a right adrenal tumor. She had chronic hypokalemia, corrected by an endocrinologist preoperatively. Adrenal hormone tests show marked hypersecretion of aldosterone. CT scan revealed the right adrenal tumor, # 38x32x42 mm, density # 22 HU. The enhancement is quite strong in the arterial phase, and drug clearance is slow in the venous phase and late phase. Absolute Washout: 30.4%; Relative Washout: 15.6%. 

tags: adrenalectomy Conn's syndrome Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Surgery adrenal tumor urology video case surgical education

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