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Posterior approach to laparoscopic left adrenalectomy including virtual reality simulation

M Walz, MD L Soler, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2011;11(09). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3413

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Since M. Gagner published the first case of a transperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy in 1992, the laparoscopic adrenalectomy has gradually become the standard operation for removing adrenal tumors. Compared to a traditional adrenalectomy, a laparoscopic adrenalectomy has a number of advantages, including less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery, and fewer complications. There are many ways to approach the adrenal gland laparoscopically, such as by a lateral transperitoneal approach, anterior transperitoneal approach, lateral retroperitoneal approach, and posterior retroperitoneal approach. This video shows a posterior left adrenalectomy using virtual reality simulation.