Perioperative outcomes after adrenalectomy for malignant neoplasm in laparoscopic era: A multicenter retrospective study

Abhijit Shaligram, Jayaraj Unnirevi, Avishai Meyer, Jason F. Reynoso, Pradeep Pallati, Dmitry Oleynikov

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BACKGROUND:: This study aims to review perioperative outcomes of adrenalectomy for malignant neoplasm performed by open or laparoscopic technique and comparing them with benign diseases. METHODS:: This study is a multicenter, retrospective analysis utilizing a large administrative database. The University Health System Consortium is an alliance of over 100 academic medical centers and 250 affiliate hospitals. The University Health System Consortium database was accessed using International Classification of Diseases codes. RESULTS:: A total of 6157 patients underwent adrenalectomy between January 2008 and June 2011. Of these, 5101 patients underwent open adrenalectomy (OA) and 1056 underwent adrenalectomy by laparoscopic technique (LA). Comparison between LA and OA showed lower morbidity (4.8% vs. 7.2%, P=0.0007), hospital length of stay (d) (3.23±5.66 vs. 4.35±6.59, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-525
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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