We use cookies to offer you an optimal experience on our website. By browsing our website, you accept the use of cookies.

You must be logged in to watch this video. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!

Laparoscopic left adrenalectomy for Conn's adenoma: three trocar technique

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS L Soler, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2009;09(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2558

Ask a question to the author

You must be logged in to ask a question to authors. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!
  • 1624
  • 110
  • 2009-06-11
Share it
Conn's disease is a condition in which the adrenal glands produce too much aldosterone. Prevalence estimates for Conn's syndrome is about 0.03-1.2% of the population with hypertension. Many patients with Conn's disease have a high blood pressure that is difficult to control. This increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. When Conn's disease is caused by a tumor (benign adrenal adenoma), surgical resection is advised. This video demonstrates the case of a woman presenting with Conn’s disease. The preoperative work-up demonstrated a tumor located on the left adrenal gland. The patient presented an elevated aldosteronemia and the CT-scan demonstrated a 2cm left adrenal tumor. The patient is placed in a full lateral position, on the right side.