Lateral transperitoneal adrenalectomy versus posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy for benign adrenal gland disease. Randomized controlled trial at a single tertiary medical center. Ann Surg 2019; 269: 842-848.

Published: 2nd August 2019

Authors: Chai YJ, Yu HW, Song R-Y, Kim S-J, Choi JY, Lee KE et al.


There was no difference in the mean duration of surgery between the two procedures in the 83 patients randomized: 60 min for transperitoneal and 68 min for retroperitoneoscopic surgery, P=0.39. One patient required open conversion. All secondary endpoints were similar.

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