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Table 1 Demographic characteristcs of patients and indications for surgery

From: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: preoperative data, surgical technique and clinical outcomes

  Mean; n (%)
Sex (M/F) 34/47 (42%/58%)
Age 55.4 (range 38–81)
ASA score
 1
 2 5 (6.2%)
 3 73 (90.1%)
 4 3 (3.7%)
Previous abdominal surgery
 - appendectomies 9 (11.1%)
 - gynecological surgery 10 (12.3%)
 - other procedures 4 (5%)
Pre-operative diagnosis
 - Cushing’s syndrome 18 (22.2%)
 - Pheochromocytoma 14 (17.3%)
 - Conn’s syndrome 10 (12.3%)
 - Non-secreting adenoma 17 (21%)
 - Myelolipoma 11 (13.6%)
 - Adrenal cyst 3 (3.7%)
 - Hemangioma 4 (4.9%)
 - Nodular Hyperplasia 1 (1.2%)
 - Adrenocortical carcinoma 2 (2.5%)
 - Metastasis 1 (1.2%)
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