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Robotic-assisted radical adrenalectomy for large adrenocortical carcinoma

1 Department of Urology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya Deemed to be University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya Deemed to be University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Muhammed A P. Manzoor,
Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya Deemed to be University, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ami.ami_71_18

Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and highly aggressive malignancy with poor prognosis. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy has been a favorite surgical approach for the treatment of adrenal masses. The use of robotic-assisted surgery is the latest development for minimally invasive surgical management of adrenal masses. Here, we describe a rare case of ACC in a 51-year-old male patient who presented with pain in the lumbar region, and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical adrenalectomy was successfully performed transperitoneally with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic system. We also discuss the summary of clinical features of ACC. Robot-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy is safe, is easier with lesser blood loss, and is comfortable to the patient due to its low complication rates. The patient improved after tumor removal.

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