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Fertil Steril. 2008 Nov;90(5):2015.e7-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.01.006. Epub 2008 Mar 12.

A case of successful laparoscopic resection of adrenal gland endometriosis.

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Department of Urology, SUNY-Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To present a case of successful laparoscopic resection of adrenal endometriosis.

DESIGN:

Case report.

SETTING:

University Hospital.

PATIENT(S):

Forty-eight-year-old woman with left-sided abdominal and flank pain.

INTERVENTION(S):

Laparoscopic radical adrenalectomy.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Diagnosis and surgical approach to adrenal endometriosis.

RESULT(S):

There have been two case reports of adrenal endometriosis. Based on a search of Medline and Google for "adrenal endometriosis," this is the first known successful laparoscopic resection of adrenal endometriosis.

CONCLUSION(S):

We report the first case of successful laparoscopic adrenalectomy for the treatment of endometriosis.

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