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PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Retroperitoneoscopic Posterior Adrenalectomy with Cortical Sparing on Right Side


Bilateral Retroperitoneoscopic Posterior Adrenalectomy with Cortical Sparing on Right Side
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine

Taylor C. Brown, MD, MHS
Fellow, Endocrine Surgery
Yale School of Medicine

In this case, Dr. Carling at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven performs a bilateral retroperitoneoscopic posterior adrenalectomy with cortical sparing on the right side on a 31-year-old female with bilateral pheochromocytoma in the setting of MEN2.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)


Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)
Yale New Haven Hospital

Raj Ayyagari, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Yale School of Medicine

Fabian Laage-Gaupp, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Paul Irons and Dennis A. Barbon
Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

In our second interventional radiology video article, Dr. Raj Ayyagari at Yale New Haven Hospital performs a prostatic artery embolization on a patient with an enlarged prostate who also presented with hematuria. This procedure is appealing because it is less invasive and carries fewer risks than other treatment options.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Modified Radical Neck Dissection

Bilateral Modified Radical Neck Dissection
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine

In 2014, a now 61-year-old male had a total thyroidectomy and central neck dissection for bilateral papillary thyroid cancer with extrathyroidal extension. Now, after presenting with recurrent metastatic papillary thyroid cancer, Dr. Tobias Carling performs a bilateral modified radical neck dissection.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy

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.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy under Local Cervical Block

Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy under Local Cervical Block
Yale School of Medicine
Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery

A 60-year-old female’s biochemical workup concluded she had primary hyperparathyroidism, and preoperative images suggested a left lower parathyroid lesion. Consequently, Dr. Tobias Carling performed a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local cervical anesthesia while preserving the esophagus and recurrent laryngeal nerve. Intraoperative PTH proved complete resection.