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Laparoscopic right adrenalectomy for secreting pheochromocytoma

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2013;13(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3866

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We report the case of an obese patient (BMI of 40) presenting with a moderately secreting pheochromocytoma – Noradrenalin: 0.97micromol/L (N<05). She has a previous history of follicular thyroid cancer operated on 4 years ago, and imaging was performed in the follow-up of this cancer. Diagnosis was confirmed by serum chemistries and imaging studies: MIBG scintigraphy was positive on the right side, and a 4cm tumor was identified on CT-scan. The decision was made to perform a laparoscopic adrenalectomy.