Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine
One of the early adaptors of the approach, Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS, performs a right posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy on a patient that presented with subclinical Cushing's syndrome. Specifically, she had elevated urinary cortisol, failed a dexamethasone suppression test, and had a growing adrenal tumor as revealed by serial imaging. Due to the patient’s anatomy, Dr. Carling used a lateral approach to ligating the right adrenal vein; this video includes his usual medial approach as an additional module.