Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy (PRA) for Adrenocortical Adenoma
Neeta Erinjeri, MD; Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Yale School of Medicine
Posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy (PRA) allows the surgeon to approach the adrenal gland through the back rather than the more traditional laparoscopic transabdominal adrenalectomy (LTA) approach. This technique was popularized in Germany but is being used increasingly throughout the United States. Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven was one of the early adopters of this technique in the US, and Dr. Tobias Carling presents the operation here.