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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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CABRERA CASTILLO, Pedro Manuel et al. Pheochromocytoma: Laparoscopic treatment. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.9, pp.1131-1133. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objective: We report this clinical case not only for the laparoscopic approach of a pheochromocytoma but also because of its particular aggressiveness and oddity of its clinical presentation. Methods: 44 years old male presenting with oppressive chest pain with accompanying vegetative symptoms, who was diagnosed of right adrenal pheochromocytoma. Results: After the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma was established and double adrenergic blockage implemented, transperitoneal laparoscopic surgery was performed. Pathological analysis of the surgical specimen confirmed the clinical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. Patient was discharged home two days after surgery without any complication. Conclusions: The laparoscopic approach of adrenal pheochromocytoma is possible and safe in centres with laparoscopic experience, obtaining the same results than open surgery, offering advantages for the patient such as less pain, smaller incisions, and early ambulation, which results in a shorter hospital stay.

Keywords : Pheochromocytoma; Laparoscopic.

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