Robotic Adrenalectomy

Agcaoglu O., MAKAY Ö.

CURRENT SURGERY REPORTS, vol.7, no.9, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40137-019-0240-2
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT SURGERY REPORTS


PurposeEven though laparoscopy is still the gold standard technique of adrenal surgery, many of the recent reports noted the safety and efficacy of robotics. However, there are still scant data and debates regarding outcomes of robotics in adrenal surgery. The aim of this review was to discuss recent literature and provide institutional experience on robotic adrenalectomy.Recent FindingsDue to improved maneuverability, robotics have certain advantages especially in patients with large tumors or those needing fine dissection; however, longer operative times and increased costs are still major drawbacks for this technique.SummaryBy excluding the disadvantages of conventional techniques, enhanced 3-dimensional view, articulated instrumentation, and comfort makes the robotic technique more striking. Although the use of robotic system has increased since 2010, we expect that the increase in use will continue as newer technologies and advanced surgical techniques pervade all corners of oncologic care.