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Table 3 Causes of conversion to open adrenalectomy

From: Experience of an endocrine surgeon in laparoscopic transperitoneal adrenalectomy

Year Diagnosis Cause Side BMIa
(kg/m2)
Previous surgery
2009 Cushing’s syndrome Adhesions secondary to previous surgery Bilateral 28.6 Cholecystectomy
2012 Pheochromocytoma Bleeding Right 20.2 -
2012 Pheochromocytoma Difficult dissection due to limited space Right 29.6 -
2012 Incidentaloma Bleeding Right 29.0 -
2013 Incidentaloma Difficult dissection due to limited space Left 29.7 -
2016 Cushing’s syndrome Inability to locate the adrenal gland Bilateral 27.5 -
2017 Cushing’s syndrome Inability to locate the adrenal gland Left 26.8 -
2017 Incidentaloma Adhesions secondary to previous surgery Left 37.4 Umblical hernia
2017 Cushing’s syndrome Difficult dissection due to limited space Right 28.1 -
  1. aBMI: Body mass index