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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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CASTILLO, O.; KERKEBE, M.; VITAGLIANO, G.  and  ARELLANO, L.. Single-stage laparoscopic adrenalectomy and pancreatic cyst exsicion in a patient with Von Hippel-Lindau disease. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.3, pp.292-294. ISSN 0210-4806.

Introduction: Von Hippel-Lindau disease is a dominant autosomic hereditary condition, characterized by cerebellar hemangioblastomas, retinal animas and visceral cysts and tumors. We report a case of a patient with Von Hippel-Lindau in which we performed a single-stage laparoscopic adrenalectomy for a pheochromocytoma and pancreatic cyst excision. Patient and method: A 20 year old male patient with Von Hippel Lindau disease underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy for a 5 cm left adrenal mass. A 3 cm cystic lesion was found of the tail of the pancreas and was resected completely laparoscopically during the same operative procedure. Results: Total operative time was 120 minutes. There were no operative or postoperative complications. Blood loss was < 50 mL and hospital stay was 3 days. The histopathologic result was adrenal pheochromocytoma and pancreatic mucous microcystic cystoadenoma. Conclusion: Laparoscopy allows surgical approach of patients with simultaneous lesions in several abdominal solid viscera, like Von Hippel Lindau disease. This case represents the first report of one-stage laparoscopic adrenalectomy and pancreatic cyst excision.

Keywords : Laparoscopy; Pancreatic cyst; Pheochromocytoma.

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