AIM: To study surgical features of laparoscopic adrenalectomy in patients with large adrenal neoplasms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The results of 32 laparoscopic adrenalectomy procedures were analyzed in patients with adrenal neoplasms over 5 cm. The control group consisted of 67 patients with adrenal neoplasms up to 5 cm. RESULTS: There were significant differences in duration of operations (96.3±13.44 min vs. 67.2±11.07 min; p<0.05) and some postoperative variables. Postoperative morbidity was similar (9.4% vs. 7.5%; p>0.05). CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for adrenal neoplasms from 5 to 8-9 cm is feasible, effective and safe surgical procedure.
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