Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2017;6(3):203-205. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2017.01051)

Laparoscopic resection of ectopic pheochromocytoma.

Cai HH, Zhang YH, Hu ZM


Ectopic pheochromocytoma (EP) is considered as pheochromocytoma located at extra-adrenal site. Surgical removal is believed to be the best choice for treatment of pheochromocytoma. We present a series EP resected by laparoscopic approach (LEP) and confirm its feasibility. We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of 4 patients underwent laparoscopic resection of LEP (periaortocaval EP, n = 1; retroperitoneal EP, n = 2; bladder EP, n = 1), which was collected and analyzed retrospectively in Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital. The tumors were all successfully resected by laparoscopic approach, and there was no one conversed to open surgery or needing blood transfusion. Laparoscopic resection is a feasible and safe choice for EP.

KEYWORDS: Ectopic pheochromocytoma, laparoscopic, minimal invasive, hypertension

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