Laparoscopic single site adrenalectomy using a conventional laparoscope and instrumentation

Modesto J. Colon, Patrick LeMasters, Phillipa Newell, Celia Divino, Kaare J. Weber, Edward H. Chin

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Background and Objectives: We present a case of Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery (LESS) left adrenalectomy performed with a conventional laparoscope and instruments. Methods: A 45-year-old male was diagnosed with hyperaldosteronism. Computed tomography detected a left adrenal nodule. Bilateral adrenal vein sampling was consistent with a left-sided source for hyperaldosteronism. Results: Total operative time for LESS left adrenalectomy was 120 minutes. The surgery was performed with conventional instruments, a standard 5-mm laparoscope, and a SILS port, with no additional incisions or trocars needed. No complications occurred, and the patient reported an uneventful recovery. Conclusions: LESS adrenalectomy is a feasible procedure. Although articulating instruments and laparoscopes may offer advantages, LESS adrenalectomy can be done without these.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-238
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011


  • Laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS)
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Single site surgery


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