Laparoscopic right adrenalectomy for secreting pheochromocytoma
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2013;13(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3866
We report the case of an obese patient (BMI of 40) presenting with a moderately secreting pheochromocytoma – Noradrenalin: 0.97micromol/L (N<05). She has a previous history of follicular thyroid cancer operated on 4 years ago, and imaging was performed in the follow-up of this cancer. Diagnosis was confirmed by serum chemistries and imaging studies: MIBG scintigraphy was positive on the right side, and a 4cm tumor was identified on CT-scan. The decision was made to perform a laparoscopic adrenalectomy.