Laparoscopic vs Open Adrenalectomy for the Treatment of Primary Hyperaldosteronism

Wen T. Shen
1999 Archives of Surgery  
Hypothesis: That the clinical presentations, biochemical profiles, and surgical outcomes of patients treated with laparoscopic vs open adrenalectomy for primary hyperaldosteronism are different. Design, Settings, Patients, and Interventions: The medical records of 80 patients with primary hyperaldosteronism who underwent open adrenalectomy between 1975 and 1986 or laparoscopic adrenalectomy between 1993 and 1998 at the University of California-San Francisco were reviewed by a single unblinded
more » ... single unblinded researcher (W.T.S.). Main Outcome Measures: Severity of hypertension and hypokalemia at diagnosis, their improvement after adrenalectomy, and operative complications.
doi:10.1001/archsurg.134.6.628 pmid:10367872 fatcat:elvoyv2odnel5mgt4onioprpli