Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes Between Single-Port and Multi-Port Robotic Adrenalectomy

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  • Background: Single-port (SP) robotic surgery has been utilized in several surgical procedures. We aim to describe our institution’s approach and perioperative experience with SP robotic adrenalectomy and compare it to the traditional multi-port (MP) approach. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent robotic adrenalectomy by a single surgeon between March 2019 and March 2020. Patient demographic, perioperative factors, and pathologic outcomes were recorded and analyzed using t-tests, chi-square, or Fisher’s exact tests. Results: Thirty-six patients underwent SP (n = 11) and MP (n = 25) robotic adrenalectomy. Age, body mass index, gender, operative time, major Clavien-Dindo complications, and margin status showed no differences. Patients undergoing SP adrenalectomy had a lower estimated blood loss (18.1 ± 13.0 vs 65.6 ± 95.0 cc, P =.02) and smaller lesion size (2.8 ± 1.3 vs 4.1 ± 1.8 cm, P =.04) compared to those undergoing MP. Conclusions: SP adrenalectomy appears to be a feasible approach in select adrenal masses. Further studies are needed to establish its safety and cost effectiveness.
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  • American Surgeon  Journal
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    Author List

  • Fang AM; Fazendin JM; Rais-Bahrami S; Porterfield JR