Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Surgery For Adrenal Cystectomy
12 months ago
The patient is a 23-year-old woman with no significant medical history. She reported experiencing mild pain in her left flank three months prior to the surgery. However, approximately two weeks before the operation, she began experiencing severe pain in her left flank, prompting her to visit the emergency room two times.
The initial ultrasound at ER indicated a possibility of a pancreatic cyst. However, a follow-up CT scan revealed a retroperitoneal cyst, which was likely benign and originated from the kidney. Initially, we did not consider the possibility of an adrenal cyst, and instead thought it could be a renal cyst, even though it appeared to have grown mostly outside of the kidney, or a retroperitoneal cyst. However, due to our familiarity with retroperitoneal laparoscopic surgery, we ultimately decided to proceed with the operation.