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Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2012 Feb;397(2):195-9. doi: 10.1007/s00423-011-0852-1. Epub 2011 Sep 27.

Adrenocortical carcinoma: which surgical approach?

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Service de Chirurgie Endocrinienne, Université Lille Nord de France, CHU, 59037, Lille, Cedex, France. bcarnaille@chru-lille.fr

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

There are no randomised studies comparing open and laparoscopic approaches foradrenalectomy in patients with adrenal cortical carcinoma.

METHODS:

There is evidence of postoperative benefit for the patients undergoing laparoscopic adrenalectomy compared to open adrenalectomy (level B).

RESULTS:

Results from comparison of oncological outcomes in ACC between open and laparoscopic approaches are equivocal: increasedrisk of local recurrence and peritoneal carcinomatosis by the laparoscopic route (level D), and identical results between the two approaches in terms of survival, recurrence and peritoneal carcinomatosis (level C).

CONCLUSION:

An open approach is recommended in case of local invasion, with a view to achieving an R0 resection (level D). Laparoscopic resection of ACC/potentially malignant tumours, which includes removal of surrounding periadrenal fat and results in an R0 resection without tumour capsule rupture, may be performed for preoperative and intraoperative stage 1-2 ACC and tumours with a diameter < 10 cm (level C).

PMID:
21947510
DOI:
10.1007/s00423-011-0852-1
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